Illegal dumping is the unlawful dumping of any rubbish in public places, such as streets, laneways, parks, footpaths and waterways.
Dumped rubbish is ugly and it detracts from the quality of our neighbourhood. It can also be a health and safety hazard and pollute the environment.
When people dump their rubbish instead of booking a free Council collection they are ruining the area for everyone and they are risking a $750 fine.
What can I do with my unwanted items?
What do I do if someone has dumped in my street?
If illegal dumping has occured in your area please call Council on 9716 1800 to report the incident. This will ensure that investigation and clean up can commence immediately.
If you observe someone illegally dumping please take down the following information:
Report all incidents as soon as possible to Council on 9716 1800.
Photo 1. Illegal dumping in an Ashfield Laneway
Photo 2. Leaving one item on the footpath is still illegal dumping
Is recycling contamination or illegal dumping a problem in your unit or apartment complex?
As part of Ashfield Council's commitment to tackling waste issues Council has produced two new signs for unit and apartment bin bays and notice boards regarding illegal dumping, Council's clean up services, and recycling. The signs are highly visual and contain community language translations.
These signs are available to Ashfield residents free of charge.
Please call Council's Customer Service Centre on 9716 1940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to obtain signage.