Litter and rubbish dumping


Littering is illegal and offenders can be prosecuted under the Environment Protection Act 1970. 

If you have waste that can't go in your household bins or a public street bin, you may be able to take it to a local resource recovery facility.

To find out where to dispose of particular types of waste, see our A-Z Waste Index.

If you see anyone littering, report it by contacting us on (03) 5422 0333 or report an issue.

Bin clips

If the litter has spilled from your bins, you must remove it from the road or any Council land. To prevent this situation, bin clips can be used.

Bin clips:

  • are easy to use
  • help you secure bin lids during strong winds
  • prevent animals from getting into your rubbish

The clips release automatically when emptied into the collection trucks.

How to use?

Watch the video below to learn the step-by-step instruction to put the clips on.

Need clips?

Bin clips are available for purchase from our customer service centresresource recovery facilities or online store. The price of a clip is $20.

Litter on building sites

Builders and owner-builders must take measures to ensure that litter, debris and other waste is contained on the building site to the satisfaction of Council.

Rubbish dumping

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.

Street and park bins

Excalibur Services is contracted by Council to empty and clean street and park litter bins. Illegal dumping should be reported to the EPA.

The service schedule varies for different locations based on the amount of litter generated. Street bins on main streets in larger townships are emptied daily. We can increase the frequency should there be a demonstrated need or a planned event. Street bins are cleaned and disinfected regularly throughout the year.

If a street or park litter bin is full, smelly or dirty we can arrange for the bin to be cleaned and emptied.

To report an issue with a bin, call customer service on (03) 5422 0333 and provide the following information:

  • exact location of bin
  • nearest cross street
  • section of park

Transporting waste

If you are transporting any waste (e.g. manure, dead animals or animal remains) the vehicle must be constructed, fitted, loaded and covered to prevent anything from spilling or leaking, including offensive odours.

Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria

We are proud to be a member of Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria; supporting a vision for a more sustainable, resilient and beautiful Victoria.

To find out more about their programs and how you can get involved, head on over to the Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria website