Illegal dumping

Don't rubbish Randwick

Illegal dumping creates problems with safety, the appearance of the neighbourhood, property values and quality of life. We have established a special patrol for illegal dumpers, and you can help as well.

Did you know? In Randwick, most illegally dumped material is from households and includes unwanted mattresses, sofas, bric-a-brac, appliances and bags of garden clippings.

Illegal dumping fines

Dumping rubbish in public places is illegal and offenders may incur on-the-spot fines ranging from $750 up to $7,500 for individuals. Businesses can be fined up to $15,000.

Why dumping is dumb

Not only is dumping aesthetically unpleasing, it often attracts more dumping as the pile of rubbish grows and then becomes a hazard as it blocks visibility and footpaths and attracts pests.

What to do if you have too much rubbish

If you have bulky waste such as white goods, or furniture that doesn't fit in your bin, why not use our household clean-up service, or take items to our Recycling Centre?

Report an illegal dumper

You can help us control illegal dumping by keeping us informed of any illegal dumps in your local area. Just call us on 1300 722 542 or use our report illegal dumping online service.

Randwick City Council will then commence its investigative process. Any information provided will be held in strictest confidence. It's important to consider your safety in a situation where someone may be illegally dumping. Please:

  • DO NOT approach the vehicle or individuals who are illegally dumping
  • DO NOT let illegal dumpers know you are there
  • DO NOT touch the illegally dumped material
Last Updated: 24 October 2022
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