Project Status: When you need to do this
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
- attracts vermin such as rats and cockroaches
- looks unsightly and blocks access for pedestrians, bikes and vehicles
- is a financial burden to us and ratepayers.
If you spot illegally dumped goods or if you see somebody dumping items, please report it to us.
What you need to do
Complete our online form
Our waste contractors and cleansing teams collect illegal dumps depending on the items present. All items will be collected within 48 hours, but we may not be able to collect them all at once.Report illegal dumping
Free clean-up collections
There’s no need to dump unwanted items and materials. We offer residents a free kerbside pick-up service for large household items, furniture, mattresses, whitegoods and e-waste every week. Collection days depend on where you live and bookings are essential.
Wherever possible, we try to recycle materials from the household items we collect. Mattresses, whitegoods, and e-waste are recycled. Items we can’t recycle (such as most furniture) will be processed for other beneficial end-uses.
Any leftover household chemicals you have at home – including paints, solvents, pesticides and even cleaning products, drop them off at the NSW Government’s Household Chemical CleanOut.
Help avoid waste by donating your unwanted items to charity, selling or giving them away before you arrange a collection.