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Illegal Dumping


What is illegal dumping?

Illegal dumping is the unlawful placement of unwanted items in public places such as streets, footpaths and laneways.

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 takes illegal dumping very seriously so 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 know what to do with unwanted items?

- Visit our Community Recycling Centre

- Read our A-Z of Recycling

- Organize a Council Clean Up Collection, items placed out on the kerb too early, or without a booked cleanup will be treated as illegal dumping and fines may apply.

- Recycle Smart offers a free pick-up service for tricky-to-recycle items

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