Illegal dumping is a problem across the Auckland region, but with Thomas Road in Flatbush becoming a hot-spot, Howick Local Board Chair Adele White wants it stopped, Auckland Council reports. “It’s as if some mindless minority think it’s acceptable to dump their rubbish as soon as they are anywhere vaguely rural.” White says. “That’s not only a source of huge frustration but a waste of resources and a burden on ratepayers who ultimately pay the bill to pick it up.” As well as inorganic collections across the city, the website lists ways Aucklanders can reduce their waste.