Why is illegal dumping a problem?
- Hazards and risks - dumped waste can be dangerous to people, particularly when it includes hazardous waste like sharp objects and asbestos.
- Rising costs - to Council and to you! Removing illegally dumped waste costs a lot of money.
- Environmental damage - dumped materials can harm the local environment by killing birds and fish, damaging plants, soil and waterways.
- Decreasing property and community value - illegal dumping areas are ugly and we want the community to be proud of our clean city and our visitors to enjoy it too.