Landfill disposal of contaminated material

Advice for planners, land managers and contractors disposing of kauri with disease.

Kauri are under threat from a disease caused by the pathogen Phytophthora agathidicida (PA). The disease is also known as 'kauri dieback'. These guidelines will help avoid spreading the disease.

Safe landfill disposal of PA pathogen contaminated material

The safe disposal of contaminated or suspect contaminated material is crucial in containing the spread of PA. If material cannot be left in situ, then safe disposal of material off-site in a suitable landfill is recommended.

National plan to protect kauri

Note: From 2 August 2022 ten new rules/regulations have been introduced as part of a National Plan to help protect kauri from the PA pathogen that causes ‘dieback’ disease.

More information on the Plan and how it affects operations on your land.  

Research has underpinned the information in some of these guidelines. These resources will be updated in the coming months, with new guidelines to be developed.

More information about how to identify the disease.