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Pollution Prevention and Compliance

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has a responsibility under the Resource Management Act to control the discharge (or disposal) of solids, liquids or gases to the environment. This is done through policies and rules in regional plans, and by considering applications for resource consent to dispose of waste.


The Pollution Hotline is 24/7 and is set up to handle calls about pollution of waterways (your district or city council handles land pollution complaints). It is helpful to have a clear description of the location, and the event or type of contamination taking place. If possible any descriptions such as vehicles, company logos or names can help us follow up reports more efficiently. It is always best to contact us when a possible pollution event is happening.

If you are calling about whether a waterway is safe to swim in please instead call Toi Te Ora (Bay of Plenty District Health Board) on 0800 221 555.

Air Pollution

Consent Compliance

Contaminated Sites

Hail Register

Oil Spill Response

Pollution Prevention

Waste And Recycling

Water Pollution