Illegal dumping is any placement of waste material on the council nature strip, or other public land, outside of a scheduled or booked collection.
Illegal dumping pollutes the environment, poses a safety risk to the community and detracts from the general appearance of the street. It is also illegal and subject to significant penalties under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.
People who dump rubbish on private land or in a public place are guilty of an offence under this legislation and could receive fines up to $1,500.
Cumberland Council is a member of the Western Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping Squad. This squad has an officer dedicated to the investigation of illegal dumping incidents.
How to report illegal dumping
Residents can report illegal dumping by calling Council on 8757 9000.
How to correctly dispose of waste
Cumberland Council has a range of services available to residents so they appropriately dispose of waste. This includes: