If you see someone littering or dumping rubbish, you should this report this to the relevant authority. Please provide as much information as possible, including:
- when and where the littering or dumping occurred
- what kind of rubbish was littered or dumped
- the person responsible
- any vehicles or equipment used
The more information you provide, the easier it will be for an investigation to occur.
When you should report to Council
We can help clean up and investigate rubbish dumping and littering on:
- parks and reserves
- local roads
How to report
If you are unable to report online, please contact us.
What happens next?
- We will investigate your report and remove the rubbish within 5 working days.
A person found guilty of littering or dumping rubbish can face significant fines. They may also be charged for the cost to clean up their dumped rubbish.
Rubbish on non-Council land
If the litter or rubbish dumping happened on land that belongs to another government department, they are responsible for removing it. Below are a list of other relevant government departments who can help with littering problems:
If you are unsure, please contact us and we can help you identify who might be able to help.
Report dumped rubbish on your hard rubbish pile
If you believe someone has dumped waste on your hard rubbish pile, you should report it to us.