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Illegal dumping

Illegal dumping of unwanted household items is a significant financial, environmental and social problem. Shellharbour City Council has recently adopted an Integrated Plan & Program for Littering and Illegal Dumping, to assist in reducing this issue.
 

Best practice waste disposal

Illegally dumped items are a lost resource that could be recycled. For a list of items that can be disposed of free of charge visit Freecycle or Ziilch website. Shellharbour City Council provides a subsidised On-Call Clean Up Collection Service. Green waste and organic household materials can be recycled and composted. Green waste and organic household materials can be recycled and composted.
 

Penalties For Illegal Dumping

  • $2,000 on-the-spot fine for individuals caught illegally dumping up to a maximum of $8,000 for corporations.
  • Court imposed fines carry a maximum penalty of $250,000 to $5,000,000 depending on the type of rubbish dumped and harm caused to the environment.
  • Council Regulation Officers regularly patrol our streets and people found responsible for littering or dumping rubbish can be fined under the Protection of the Environment and Operations (POEO) Act 1997.


Dob in a Dumper

If you see anyone illegally dumping rubbish you can contact customer service on 4221 6111 .   Information you need to supply:
  • Time, date and place of dumping
  • Description of offending vehicle and registration number
  • Description of person dumping the rubbish
  • Type of rubbish