Illegal Dumping Partnership

Littering and illegal dumping can have a big impact on our environment and safety as well as being an eyesore and affecting our enjoyment of public spaces. In October 2016 the City entered into a partnership with the Department of Environment Regulation to deter and apprehend offenders.

lllegal dumping is the unauthorised discharging or abandonment of large amounts of waste and is an offence under Section 49 of the EP Act.

On conviction, the offence carries a maximum fine of $125,000 for corporations and $62,500 for individuals.  

Throwing or dropping litter is an offence under the Litter Act 1979 and dumping rubbish of any kind (even small amounts) on an land not specified as a waste facility also attracts penalties under the Litter Act.

Our Ranger and Waste Management teams work hard to discourage littering and dumping, investigate offenses and to clear and dispose of rubbish and dumped goods.

You can help us to keep Vincent beautiful by reporting illegal dumping to the City on 9273 6000.

Please provide as much of the following information as possible:

  • Location of dumping
  • Descriptions or photographs/ footage of persons if witnessed
  • Details of vehicle make, model, colour and registration, photographs or footage if witnessed
  • Details of items being discarded

Please also remember that leaving items outside of Charity Shops (unless inside an approved donation bin) is dumping, not donating!

Thank you for helping us to make our City a safer and better place to be.


Waste and Recycling

Department of Environment Regulation - Illegal Dumping