Dumped rubbish and litter are an eyesore and can be a health hazard. They are also offences under the Environment Protection Act 1970.
We provide residents with 2 free hard waste collections each year for items that are not accepted in bin collections to help keep our streets clean and tidy.
Report dumped rubbish
If you see dumped rubbish or someone dumping rubbish, you can report it to us so we can investigate and remove it.
Call us immediately on (03) 9278 4444 to report illegal rubbish dumping happening now.
Use our online form to report dumped rubbish (select the 'Street cleaning and toilets' category):
Or you can:
- email us at [email protected]
- call us during business hours (or out of hours for urgent cases) on (03) 9278 4444.
If you have any information about the person or people involved, such as their name, phone number, address and vehicle registration number, this is helpful for our investigation.
If we find the person responsible for dumping the rubbish, fines may be issued according to the Environment Protection Act 1970. In some cases people are prosecuted and heavy fines apply.
Dumped waste on Council land
We remove dumped rubbish from Council land, such as parks, nature strips, laneways and footpaths, and investigate to identify the offender.
Dumped waste on private land
If someone has dumped rubbish on private land, our Local Laws team will follow up with the land owner to investigate and arrange for the rubbish to be removed.