Illegal dumping is damaging the environment as well as being an eyesore, and Auckland Council is asking people to do the right thing and dispose of their waste properly. Council receives over 18,000 illegal dumping reports every year, ranging from large items of furniture to general rubbish from moving house, food scraps and disposable plates from gatherings, and bags of excess household rubbish. Dumping can be reported by phone to 0800 NO DUMP (0800 66 3867). Find out how to dispose of waste the right way.