Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is the disposal of waste on public or private land or into water without a licence, permit or approval from the relevant authority such as the Environment Protection Authority or Council.

Illegal dumping is unsightly and puts our health and safety at risk, especially when hazardous chemicals or asbestos are involved and can harm the environment by polluting land and waters.

The EPA has an Illegal Dumping Unit that deal with illegal waste activities such as illegal landfilling, dumping of hazardous waste, commercial quantities of demolition and industrial waste, liquid waste and waste businesses and transporters without an EPA licence.

To report illegal dumping of commercial quantities of industrial and demolition waste and hazardous wastes, and illegal dumping or illegal activity with the transport or receiving of waste, you can contact the EPA contact  on (08) 8204 2004.

Further information can be found at

For all other reports of illegal dumping on a public road or public place, contact Council on (08) 8733 0900.