Illegal dumping

Illegal dumping

Report illegal dumping




Dumping unwanted goods is against the law.

You can report illegal dumping incidents by using our online form.

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Dumping unwanted goods is illegal

Illegal dumping is an environmental, economic and social problem because it:

  • pollutes our waterways through the stormwater system
  • is a waste of resources because dumped items can often be recycled or reused
  • can be dangerous, for example discarded needles and syringes
  • attracts vermin such as rats and cockroaches
  • looks unsightly and blocks access for pedestrians, bikes and vehicles
  • is a financial burden to the City and ratepayers.

Report illegal dumping

If you spot illegally dumped goods, report it to us by using our online form.

Free clean-up collections

There is no need to dump unwanted items and materials. The City offers residents a free kerbside clean-up for large household items and white goods every Wednesday (bookings essential) and a garden organics collection every other Wednesday.

Wherever possible, we try to recycle materials from the household items we collect.

Remember, many electronic appliances, goods and equipment can be taken to our regular e-waste drop-off days. The City also holds an annual Chemical CleanOut.

Help avoid waste by donating your unwanted items to charity, selling or giving them away before you arrange a collection.

Last updated: Monday, 29 April 2013