lllegal dumping is the disposal of waste on public or private land without approval. Illegal dumping pollutes land, soil and air, can cause fire hazards and looks bad. Illegal dumping can also cause injury or harm to members of the community and wildlife.
Our dedicated Illegal Dumping Taskforce patrol the city daily to enforce and deter against illegal dumping activity.
Offenders can be fined or prosecuted for illegal dumping, however catching them can often be difficult. If we cannot identify them, we must remove and dispose of dumped goods at a cost to the ratepayer.
Community help is essential to catching and deterring illegal dumping.
What is scavenging?
Scavenging is when people rummage through recycling bins, skips or kerbside waste. Scavengers steal thousands of dollars in recyclables each year. This makes Council based recycling programs less cost efficient and impacts the ratepayer.
To prevent scavengers from taking your recyclables:
only place your recycling bin out the night before collection