Illegal dumping is the unlawful deposit of any type of waste material that is 200 litres or more in volume.
Illegal dumping of household rubbish, garden waste, building and commercial waste or other materials damages the Central Highlands’ natural areas.
Some common examples of illegal dumping include:
- Dumping general rubbish, green waste or household items at public parks, bushland, roadsides or waterways
- Dumping unwanted household items like furniture, mattresses or white goods on the kerbside when there is no council pick up
- Overfilling public or charitable bins
- Dumping waste outside the gate or boundary of council waste facilities (resource recovery centres)
- Dumping tyres or car bodies at bushland
- Dumping concrete or asbestos waste
- Dumping hazardous chemicals.
The deposit of any type of waste material that is less than 200 litres is also unlawful and penalties apply.