Spraying, burning & other emissions

Everyday activities such as burning rubbish, spraying weeds or applying fertiliser on your property may seem harmless, but they can all have the potential to affect air quality for you and for your neighbours.

Backyard burning

There are a number of things to be aware of if you are considering these activities at home or on the farm.
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Spraying & applying fertiliser

Chemical spraying for weed and pest control is generally permitted without needing resource consent.
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On-farm rubbish disposal

On-farm rubbish disposal must not impact on water or air quality. Good practice includes recycling, reuse and weekly rubbish collections.
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Other emissions & discharges

General guidelines regarding consents for discharges to air are as follows:
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