Report litter and dumped waste

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

How to report

Online

Step 1.Make sure the waste is on Council land

We can only remove dumped waste if it is located on land owned or managed by Nillumbik Council. We cannot remove waste from:

  • private property
  • land owned or managed by another government authority, for example, VicRoads, Melbourne Water or Parks Victoria.

Step 2.Check if the waste contains identifying information 

Does the dumped waste include any items that may identify who left it there? For example, a bill or letter with a name and address. This helps us to identify who the waste may belong to.

Supermarket trolleys

You can report dumped supermarket trolleys directly to the store, for:

Step 3.Have your information ready

Please provide as much information as possible, including:

  • what type of waste it is
  • where the dumped waste is located
  • how much waste was dumped
  • who dumped the waste (for example, a vehicle registration number)
  • if the waste includes identifying information

Step 4.Complete the online form

Report dumped waste >

Please note that you may be contacted as part of our customer feedback survey. If you wish to opt out, let us know after completing your dumped waste report.

Phone

Step 1.Have your information ready

Please provide as much information as possible, including:

  • what type of waste it is
  • where the dumped waste is located
  • how much waste was dumped
  • who dumped the waste (for example, a vehicle registration number)
  • if the waste includes identifying information

Step 2.Call us

Call 03 9433 3111 during business hours

Monday to Friday
8.30am to 5.00pm

Closed public holidays

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.