Dumping, including building supplies and garden waste, is not only ugly, it can damage our environment, harm our wildlife and native flora, and even human health. Illegal dumping has no place on our Northern Beaches!
Report Illegal Dumping
If you see someone dumping in reserves, back streets or our bushland areas, please take note/photo of the vehicle registration, description of the vehicle and person and the date and time, then report the dumping. Any dumped material should be reported (whether the person responsible is known or not) so that Council can take action to identify the person or business, and arrange removal of the dumped material.
Northern Beaches Council
- 1300 434 434
You can also call the NSW Environment Line on 131 555, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or NSW Police.
Fines for Littering and Illegal Dumping
Enforcement action can result in Clean-Up/Prevention Notices with an attached fee of $535, as well as on-the-spot fines ranging from $80 for a small item/extinguished cigarette, to $4,000 for a large pile of illegally dumped waste eg vegetation/building waste. For offending corporations all offence amounts are double that of an individual.
Prosecution for serious/repeat offenders under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 can result in a maximum penalty of $1,000,000 for individuals and $5,000,000 for corporations.
Adding to other people's bulky goods clean-up piles or placing your materials out on the kerb-side without a bulky goods clean-up booking is also illegal dumping and fines may apply.
Council aims to keep our streets clean and free of abandoned shopping trolleys from the local supermarkets. Please report abandoned or dumped shopping trolleys to Trolley Tracker.
1800 641 497