Illegal dumping is the unlawful deposit of waste onto private or public land where no licence or approval exists to accept such waste. For further details please refer Litter and illegal dumping.
The Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act) provide the regulatory framework for managing waste and preventing illegal dumping in NSW. The POEO Act provides a number of regulatory tools to prevent illegal dumping. Illegal dumping is considered as an offence and level of penalty depends on the severity of the offence. Penalties may include legal notice, clean up orders, fine, prosecution in court and imprisonment.
What do I do if I notice illegal dumping?
Be vigilant and report such incidents to the council office immediately and provide as accurate information as you can. Be rest assured, your personal information will be treated with confidentiality. You can also Report Illegal Dumping Online.