Reporting illegal dumping and littering

Illegal dumping of rubbish and littering is an ongoing issue for many municipalities across the State including Burnie. Burnie City Council now has a designated web page outlining the definitions of littering and illegal dumping and how you can report it.

It is unlawful to dump waste on land other than at a licenced landfill or waste transfer station or into an approved receptacle.

A landowner may report unlawful dumping on their land to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

A member of the public who observes what they may understand to be unlawful dumping should report it immediately to the EPA. If the site of unlawful dumping is Council owned land, the Council should be notified immediately.

For more information about what constitutes illegal dumping and how to report it please visit: