Alternatives to illegal dumping?

There are many disposal alternatives for common household items.

  • Visit you local Council’s website for further information
  • Unwanted but still useable household items in reasonable condition (electrical items please check if they accepted)
  • Local charity organisations (Salvation Army, St. Vincent De Paul)
  • Sell your unwanted items online or through a buy-swap site.
  • Electrical items e.g. computers and televisions ‘e-waste’ can be recycled at local Transfer Stations
  • Scrap metal can be recycled at local Transfer Stations or see scrap metal merchants in the Yellow Pages
  • Transfer Station
  • Recycling Near You – Planet Ark runs this website that helps residents wanting to find out where to recycle their unwanted household goods.
  • Planet Ark’s Business Recycling (for businesses only) – Planet Ark runs a specific recycling listing for business to find national and local re-use and recycling options for around 90 different materials.

Why is illegal dumping a problem?

It can pose a direct threat to the environment and human health. Depending on the material dumped effects can include: Threats to local wildlife and its habitat. If the dump is of a hazardous nature e.g. asbestos or toxic chemicals it can contaminate the land, waterways and groundwater. Waste dumped near residents contributes to an…

What can you do to report illegal dumping?

If you witness someone dumping rubbish or have come across dumped rubbish where you believe it should not be, report the issue to us so we can investigate it further. Call your local Council or Call EPA Victoria on 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC) 24hour hotline or alternatively use EPA’s Report Litter App If…