Whatever the motivation, it’s never appropriate to leave unwanted items on the kerb or berm. Auckland Council says this is illegal dumping and could incur fines. Instead, the Council suggests 10 simple ways to dispose of unwanted household goods responsibly, including ordering a larger or additional rubbish or recycling bin. Councillor Stewart Chair of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Committee says, “We all have a part in looking out for our community…”