Illegal dumping

A pile of dumped household rubbish

Illegal dumping is the deliberate or unauthorised dumping, tipping or burying of waste on land that is not licensed or fit to accept that waste. Illegal dumping can threaten wildlife and can also lead to long-term contamination of land, waterways and groundwater, particularly when the waste is from an industrial source or contaminated soil. Waste dumped near residents can contribute to an unsightly environment that looks and feels unsafe. It's a lost opportunity to reuse dumped materials.

EPA Victoria is working to support councils who deal with illegal dumping issues to share their successes, knowledge and ideas for tackling dumping problems.

For more information on dealing with illegal dumping visit the EPA website.