Litter, Dumped Rubbish and Hazardous Waste

The dumping of rubbish, litter or waste is unsightly and can cause injury to people and animals as well as encouraging vermin and impacting on the amenity of our municipality.

Litter and waste includes items such as cigarette butts, dog waste, old cars, tyres, household furniture and over filled rubbish bins.

The dumping of litter and waste on the footpath or other public land including in reserves and parks or on private land is illegal. 

Littering is a serious offence and heavy fines may be issued to offenders under the Environment Protection Act 2017 and the Whitehorse Community Local Law 2014 ( PDF 280.06KB). Council's Community Law Officers are authorised to issue on-the-spot fines to offenders.

Types of Litter and Waste