Littering and illegal dumping have serious environmental and social impacts, and are a considerable resource and financial burden for government, businesses and the community. It can make our communities and natural areas look dirty and uncared for, unpleasant to be in, and less likely to be used by the public.
Littering is the unlawful deposit of any type of waste of an amount of less than 200 litres, whilst illegal dumping is more than 200 litres.
If you witness someone littering or illegal dumping, you can report it to the Department of Environment and Science, and a penalty infringement notice can be issued on your report. Alternatively, you can contact Council to report an incident for investigation.
The LG Toolbox provides further information on littering and illegal dumping, and waste management issues.