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. 

Yellow and black warning tape design: "illegally dumped rubbish under investigation"

Report online 

Report illegal dumping online 

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 

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 

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 mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

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