Illegal Dumping – How to report Illegal Dumping
Illegal dumping is the disposal of waste on public or private land or into water without a licence, permit or approval from the relevant authority such as the EPA or local council. There are significant penalties for those caught illegally dumping waste. For individuals, penalties can be as high as $500,000 or four years imprisonment. For a corporate body the penalty can be as high as $2 million.
What is the EPA doing about it?
The EPA has a dedicated team to deal with illegal dumping. The Illegal Dumping Unit (IDU) targets illegal waste activities such as illegal landfilling, dumping of hazardous wastes, commercial quantities of demolition and industrial waste, liquid waste, and waste businesses and transporters operating without an EPA licence.
How to report an incident
The EPA has responsibility for the illegal dumping of commercial quantities of industrial and demolition waste and hazardous wastes. You can report illegal dumping or illegal activity with the transport or receiving of waste to the EPA in the following ways:
• Telephone: (08) 8204 2004 or 1800 623 445 (non-metropolitan callers)
• Fax: (08) 8124 4670
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Use email notification to the EPA for non-emergency situations, and include:
•name, address and daytime telephone number of person making the report
•incident details (please indicate if the incident is still occurring at the time this notification is lodged)
•date and time of incident
•details of source of waste >> business name, address, vehicles registration, etc
•location of incident (if it is not the same as above address).
Email notification – email@example.com
NOTE: ROADSIDE rubbish and litter remains the responsibility of local government and should be reported to the council.