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Please note that due to the current impacts of staff illnesses in some areas of our business, it may take longer for us to respond to some requests and you may experience longer-than-usual wait times. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. You can click this link to report an issue online. >

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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