EPA Environment Line

131 555


Illegal dumping is a crime, don't ignore it.

Report illegal dumping online
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The Hunter and Central Coast Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad are a team of experienced investigators who are authorised by Local Councils under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act to examine instances of illegal dumping and illegal landfill.
People and companies identified as being involved in illegal dumping face penalties that may include
Substantial on the spot fines, up to $8000
Court action that can include very large fines and imprisonment
Full clean up costs
Issue of legal notices

Where can i dispose of waste legally?

Illegal Dumping is the transport and deposit of waste at an unlawful waste facility.

This can include parks, private land, bushland or anywhere that is not licenced to receive waste. Permission from the owner of private land to dump is not a defence.

On the spot fines for Illegal Dumping start at $2000 for individuals and $4000 for companies. Court action for serious offences can result in fines of up to $250,000 for individuals or $1,000,000 for companies.

Section 143(1) Protection of the Environment Operations Act, 1997.
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Waste is not just rubbish and unwanted material but also includes:
  • Construction, building and demolition material such as asphalt, bricks, concrete, plaster board and timber
  • Vegetation or green waste, including mixed mulch
  • Unwanted furniture, whitegoods, televisions, computers, electronics and clothing
  • Asbestos and contaminated soil
  • Unwanted tyres and car parts

Illegal Dumping. It's a crime.

On the spot fine
up to $8000

Court fines up to
$1 million & 7 years jail

Report illegal dumping

Or call us 131 555

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This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the Waste Levy.

The Hunter and Central Coast Regional Illegal Dumping Squad is a joint initiative between the NSW Environmental Protection Authority and the following Local Councils: