What is illegal dumping?
Illegal dumping is the placement of rubbish on to private or public land without appropriate authorisation.
Dumped items can vary from small bags of household rubbish, TVs and mattresses in an urban environment to larger scale dumping of materials in isolated areas, such as creeks or bushland.
Why is illegal dumping an issue?
Illegal dumping can have significant negative impacts on communities. Not only is it unsightly, it can put public health and safety at risk.
The dumping of household waste in public areas makes neighbourhoods look bad and upsets those who are doing the right thing. The dumping of hazardous waste such as asbestos and chemicals is particularly dangerous.
The cost to Council of cleaning up illegal dumping is considerable.
The City of Marion is working closely with residents and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to stamp out illegal dumping. One of these approaches includes the use of illegal dumping cameras.
- Taping off and investigating reported illegal dumping.
- Levy fines upon those found dumping illegally.
- Producing high visibility stickers to show when a hard rubbish collection has been booked.
- Running targeted education campaigns to increase awareness of good waste management practices.
- Reporting illegal dumping by calling the City of Marion on 8375 6600 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Citizen notification via the Environment Protection Authority on 8204 2004 or email@example.com.
Dob in a Litterer website/app
Where the rubbish or litter occurs from a vehicle or trailer, you can utilise the Dob in a Litterer Program via their website or downloading the app.
- Find out more on the Dob in a Litterer website.
Dispose of your own waste in the correct manner.
For more information, visit the following webpages:
Together, it is possible to encourage good waste management practices and keep the City of Marion free of illegal dumping.
For further information, feel free to contact:
City of Marion
Phone: (08) 8375 6600
Fax: 8375 6699
Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046
In person: 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047