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Report illegal rubbish dumping

What is illegal rubbish dumping?

Illegal rubbish dumping is any rubbish left on public property.

It can be:

  • large items (e.g. a fridge or couch)
  • items amounting to more than two black rubbish bags.

You should know

We do not remove dumped rubbish on private property. The owner of the property is responsible for the disposal of rubbish dumped on their property.

What you can do about illegally dumped rubbish

If you see dumped rubbish on public property, call 0800 NO DUMP (0800 663 867) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you witnessed littering in a public place, such as the motorway, see Report littering in a public place.

What we do about illegally dumped rubbish

We will investigate claims of illegally dumped rubbish and try to identify the offender.

Offenders caught illegally dumping rubbish will be ordered to remove the rubbish and may be issued with a fine of up to $400.

Serious offenders may also be prosecuted under the Litter Act 1979 with a maximum penalty of $30,000.