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Report illegally dumped rubbish

  • Please report any incidences of rubbish dumping on Cardinia Shire 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.
Yellow and black warning tape design: "illegally dumped rubbish under investigation"


Report illegal dumping online 

Alternatively, you can call us to make a report. 

During business hours: 1300 787 624

After hours: Call the Environment Protection Authority Victoria 24-Hour hotline on 1300 372 842 

  • Illegal rubbish dumping is on the rise in Cardinia Shire. Between 2016 and 2018, dumping cases increased from an average of 60 to 100 cases per month. 
  • Dealing with illegally dumped rubbish is very costly for Council. It also negatively impacts our environment, is unsightly and makes people feel less safe.
  • Commonly dumped items include furniture, tyres, mattresses, clothes, dirty nappies, food waste, packaging and building materials containing asbestos. Many dumped items are hazardous and can contaminate land or pollute waterways. 
  • Read more about our trial of CCTV cameras at dumping hotspots

Offenders may be charged under the Environmental Protection Act 1970 and if found guilty, face a maximum penalty of $6342.