Report an illegal dumping issue


Illegal dumping can vary from small bags of rubbish in an urban environment to larger scale dumping of materials in isolated areas, such as bushland.

Illegal dumping of waste has many social, financial and environmental implications for local councils. Councils spend in the excess of $50,000 per annum cleaning up and disposing of dumped waste.

Common types of illegal dumping include:

  • Household rubbish and garden waste being discarded in the local park
  • Household goods (such as whitegoods, TVs, mattresses and furniture) being left on the footpath
  • Hazardous materials, such as needles, syringes and asbestos
  • Discarding tyres, chemical drums and paint tins on the roadside verge
  • Dumping waste in bushland, parks, reserves and waterways.


If you notice illegally dumped rubbish that is a risk to public safety, please call us on 02 6643 0200 as soon as possible.

To help our investigation, please take note of:

  • The vehicle's registration details
  • Date, time and location
  • Amount and type of dumped material
  • General description of driver and vehicle.


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