Dumping rubbish is illegal, costly and dangerous to the community. Research conducted by EPA’s Illegal Dumping Strike Force program has shown that on average, each council is paying around $76,000 a year to clean up dumped rubbish.
The majority of rubbish dumped in the shire could have been taken to a resource recovery facility for free.
Illegal dumping can range from a single bag of household rubbish to larger household items such as TVs, electronic waste, furniture, mattresses, industrial waste, construction and demolition materials, garden waste, packaging, tyres, old cars and soil.
Fines will apply to anyone caught dumping and you could also be issued with an environmental protection notice.
Report illegal dumping by contacting us on (03) 5422 0333 or report an issue. Or call 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842).
If you find dumped rubbish, do not touch or interfere with it. It could contain dangerous industrial waste or disease and result in infection or poisoning. If rubbish has been left for a period of time, it may also harbour rodents or snakes.