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Illegal Dumping


Illegal dumping of household items continues to be a problem throughout New South Wales. Dumped items are unsightly and spoil the image of Lane Cove, as well as create a hazard as people add more objects to dumped piles.

Dumping of rubbish is an offence under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 and offenders could be subject to fines exceeding $3,000.

How you can help

Council has a robust program of education and enforcement; however you can assist by reporting illegal dumping to us. If you see anyone dumping rubbish in the Lane Cove Council area make a note of:

  • the time, date, and location of the event
  • a description of any vehicles involved, including the number plate details
  • any further information that may help to identify the offender
  • contact Council on 9911 3555 to report incidents of illegal dumping

Don't risk a fine!

Any household objects placed out on the kerb too early, or without a booked cleanup will be treated as illegal dumping and fines may apply.