We are committed to reducing illegal dumping because it:
Watch our video about what illegal dumping is and how you can help prevent it.
Illegal dumping is the unlawful disposal of waste on land or in water. It includes:
There are no excuses for illegal dumping. There are a number of ways you can dispose of your unwanted household items and green waste:
Minimum fines of $4000 can be issued on the spot, with maximum penalties up to $250,000 for individuals and $1 million for corporations.
Rangers have stepped up surveillance of dumping hotspots, using clever new technology to catch those breaking the law.
Dumping household items and waste in public place bins and/or on the kerbside is illegal dumping and offenders will be fined or issued with a court attendance notice.
Our Illegal Dumping and Litter Education and Enforcement Plan and Towards Zero Waste Strategy have targets to reduce illegal dumping in the Byron Shire by at least 30% by May 2022.
Our objective is to create anti-illegal dumping behaviour for the future. We will do this through:
If you see illegal dumping please Report it to Council or use the RIDonline appNSW Environment Protection Authority online reporting service.
Gather as much information as you can including:
Supermarkets are responsible for collecting their own trolleys, see contact details below.
Call 13 25 34
02 6680 7455
02 6639 5300
Landlords, real estate agents or short term rental accommodation providers! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free information pack for tenants on correct waste disposal.