Illegal Dumping


Illegal dumping is the unlawful deposit of waste larger than litter onto land. 

It includes waste material that has been dumped, tipped or otherwise deposited onto private or public land where no licence or approval exists to accept such waste. 

Illegal dumping varies from small bags of rubbish in an urban environment to large scale illegal landfills. 

Dumping of rubbish is an offence under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 and offenders could be subject to fines of at least $1000.

How you can help

Call the Illegal Dumping Hotline - 131 555

Complete this illegal dumping observation form and send it to 

Phone Council on (02) 4232 0444 or email us with details.

Further information:

Illegal Dumping Fact Sheet