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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
  • report the dumping by completing this form or contact Council on 9911 3555 

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.

Please contact our Waste Solutions Hotline on 1300 655 006 to make a booking. This number can also be called to report an illegal dumping incident

Abandoned Trolleys

If you find an abandoned trolley, please report it via the following channels:

ALDI trolleys: phone 13 ALDI (13 25 34) or report it online    

Coles trolleys: phone 1800 876 553 or report it online

Target trolleys: phone 1800 163 900

Woolworths, Dan Murphy’s or Big W trolleys: phone 1800 641 497, report it online via Trolley Tracker or download the free Trolley Tracker App via the App Store or Google Play. 

Kmart trolleys: phone 1800 876 553