Rubbish disposal

You do not need a resource consent to dispose of dead stock, domestic and other farm rubbish into pits

However, you must be able to meet these requirements:

  • Only material from your own farm is disposed of in the pit.
  • The pit is covered with a lid.
  • A layer of soil or sawdust is added each time any offal or carcass is put in the pit.
  • There is no smell outside of your property boundary.

If you cannot meet any of these requirements, you will need to apply for resource consent (an air discharge permit).

Contact Us

Resource consents team Phone: 0800 736 222 Email an enquiry