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Litter and Dumping

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Each year, it costs Council about $80,000 to clean up illegally dumped litter.

Illegal dumping can range in scale from a single bag of household rubbish to large household items such as TVs, appliances and electronic waste, furniture, mattresses, industrial wastes, construction and demolition materials, garden waste, packaging, tyres, old cars and soil.

Dumping litter is an offence under the Environment Protection Act 1970 and Council’s Community Safety Officers investigate reports received.

litter of empty plastic bottles on a groud

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I report dumped litter?

    If you witness someone dumping rubbish you can call Customer Service

    Information that can assist us includes:

    • The offender’s vehicle registration number
    • A photograph, if safe to do so
    • A description of what was specifically dumped
    • A description of the person seen dumping the rubbish
    • The location
    • The date and time

    Never put yourself in any danger. It is recommended you do not approach the person or touch any of the litter.

  • How much is the fine for littering?

    Under the Environment Protection Act 1970, the minimum penalty for littering is $303. The penalty given depends on the size and type of the dumped litter.

Last Updated:

Friday, 27 May, 2016 - 14:16