Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, it is an offence to transport waste to or deposit waste in a place that cannot lawfully be used as a waste facility and also an offence to cause or permit it to be transported or deposited. Penalties for this offence can be up to $250,000 for individuals and $1 million for corporations. On the spot penalty notices from $2000 to $8000 can be issued by officers for lesser offences.
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Council can investigate reports of illegal dumping. A specialised officer can attend the site of illegal dumping and conduct investigations in an attempt to identify where the waste material originated from and who was responsible for dumping the waste. Help Council catch illegal dumpers by reporting incidents. You can report illegal dumping incidents to Council.
There is no need to dump unwanted items and materials. Council encourages residents to make use of the many waste and recycling services on offer. Council provides a weekly waste collection service to residential and commercial properties. Each property that pays a waste service charge receive a 240 litter red-lidded bin for general waste. Households and businesses have a separate bin for recyclables which are sorted and re-manufactured into new products.
Help Council catch illegal dumpers by reporting incidents. You can report illegal dumping incidents to Council by providing information such as the time of day, registration number of the car, description of the person and any other information that would help identify the offender.