Litter and illegally dumped rubbish
- Please report any incidences of rubbish dumping on Council land. By doing this, you play a very important role in helping us track down people who dump rubbish, and in helping make Cardinia Shire a cleaner and safer place.
- Don’t touch or remove the rubbish – you may put yourself in danger or remove valuable evidence.
- Litter can cause many issues to the environment, people’s health and safety, and financial costs.
- We support community members who safely pick up litter.
Report illegal dumping
Report by phone or email
During business hours: 1300 787 624
After hours: Call the Environment Protection Authority Victoria 24-Hour hotline on 1300 372 842
Penalties for illegal dumping
Offenders may be charged under the Environmental Protection Act 1970 and if found guilty, face a maximum penalty of $6342.
Litter is anything that has been disposed of incorrectly and can end up in our streets, parks and waterways.
Litter can cause problems for:
- animals and the environment
- the health and safety of our community
- attracting more litter and other types of vandalism (such as graffiti, property damage).
Littering is a crime under the Environment Protection Act 1970 and the most visible sign of pollution.
Report litter or littering
- If you witness someone littering please report it to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria
- You can also report significant litter to us for clean up by contacting us on 1300 787 624 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We support community clean up events
Clean Up Australia Day is Australia's largest community-based event for collecting litter.
- Clean Up Australia Day is held on the first Sunday of March each year, however you can organise an event for any day of the year.
- Local businesses and schools can also register events.
- Clean Up Australia Day provides a clean-up kit including bags, gloves and information.
Council can pick up and dispose of collected litter after your community event. To arrange this, contact us at least 2 weeks before your event on 1300 787 624 or email@example.com