Littering and Illegal Dumping

Littering

If you witness any littering, please contact customer service on 1300 365 835 | 9364 0666 or lodge an online request.

Littering is when an individual or corporation deposits any unwanted item or material on land or water.

Littering is an offence under the Litter Act 1979. Individuals can be fined anywhere between $200 - $5,000, while corporations can be fined anywhere between $500 - $10,000 for littering offences.

Littering infringements can be issued in the form of ‘on-the-spot’ fines or as reports followed up by fines being issued to the offenders. Infringements can be issued by police officers, local government rangers and other officers employed by government departments that oversee the protection of the environment and waterways.

Illegal Dumping

If you witness any illegal dumping, please contact customer service on 1300 365 835 | 9364 0666 or lodge an online request

Illegal dumping is the unauthorised discharging or abandonment of waste, such as the dumping of small or large volumes of rubbish in urban streets, parks, building sites, vacant land, National Parks, bushland, outside charity bins, stores or median strips.  

Illegal dumping is an offence and may be prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act 1986, carrying a maximum penalty of $62,500 for individuals and $125,000 for corporations.

For more information see the Keep Australia Beautiful Campaign website

 

Reporting Abandoned Shopping Trolleys

If you are able to identify where the trolley has come from, there are direct numbers you can contact to have them picked up:

  • Coles/Kmart/Target: 1800 876 553
  • Woolworths: 1800 641 497

If you are unsure who the trolley belongs to, contact customer service on 1300 365 835 | 9364 0666 or lodge an online request

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