Litter and dumped waste pollutes our roadsides, parks and waterways. It also has devastating impacts on wildlife.
To keep our streets, parks and waterways clean, Nillumbik Shire Council runs a regular litter cleaning program across parts of the Shire. You can help by using our public litter bins, taking your waste home with you and reporting illegal waste disposal.
Under the Environment Protection Act 1970, it is against the law to dispose of waste by:
- littering from a car or other type of vehicle
- illegally dumping it on public or private land
Report litter from a vehicle
You can report a person for littering cigarette butts or other types of rubbish from a vehicle to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria.
Visit EPA Victoria for more information about reporting litter from vehicles.
Report waste dumped on Council land
You can report waste that has been dumped on land owned or managed by Council directly to us.
Council land includes:
- local roads not maintained by VicRoads
- footpaths and nature strips
- parks, reserves and playgrounds
Clean Up Australia Day
Clean Up Australia Day is Australia's largest annual community-based environmental event.
Every March, thousands of volunteers collect rubbish from parks, waterways, nature reserves and bushlands across Australia.
Nillumbik Council supports this event by covering the disposal of the litter collected. To create a clean up event, register at Clean Up Australia Day
Clean up events can now happen on any day of the year but please let Council know to ensure the litter is collected after your event.