Illegal dumping

Illegal dumping can be prosecuted

Under the Litter Act 1979, illegal dumping can attract an infringement notice of $200 or up to thousands of dollars if taken to court.

Illegal dumping is a particular type of littering where people go out of their way to dump their rubbish. 

It can include unwanted rubbish  dumped on urban streets, in parks or on building site bins or tossing used furniture or other items on vacant land or into the bush.

More serious illegal dumping occurs where people fill up trailers and trucks with all sorts of items and materials and dump them in an area where they think they will not be seen such as National Parks, bushland reserves, parks, industrial and building sites or interestingly, outside charity bins and stores and median strips.

Report illegal dumping in Western Australia to the illegal dumping hotline:1300 784 782,  or report online or phone your local council. 

Read about successful illegal dumping prosecutions