Littering and Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is deliberate littering in streets, parks, building site bins, vacant land or into the bush. More serious forms occur when trailers and truck loads of items are dumped into isolated areas such as National Parks, bushland reserves, parks, industrial and building sites or even outside charity bins and shops and median strips.

Litter effects our community and impacts on our environment and our health.  It is a serious problem that must be managed.

Litter can be:

  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Rubbish thrown from a moving vehicle or dropped by pedestrians
  • Building and household rubbish or green waste placed on street verges
  • Placing advertising materials on vehicle windscreens
  • Dumped trolleys
  • Improperly disposing of used syringes

People caught illegally dumping can be prosecuted under the Litter Act 1979 which attracts a minimum fine of $200 (maximum penalty $10,000 if taken to court).

Please report any littering or illegal dumping, (evidence of vehicle registration number must be supplied) to Shire of Dandaragan Ranger Services on (08) 9652 0800 or email