Dumped rubbish refers to waste or litter that has been illegally dumped or disposed of in an unauthorized location, such as on public or private property. This can include household waste, construction waste, hazardous materials, and more.
Dumped rubbish not only poses a risk to the environment, but it also detracts from the appearance of the local community. In addition, it can attract vermin, and create health and safety hazards. The issue of dumped rubbish is particularly prevalent in Western Australia due to its vast, remote areas and low population density.
Unfortunately, dumped rubbish can be found throughout Western Australia, from rural areas to suburban neighborhoods. Some of the hotspots for dumped rubbish include parks, beaches, and remote bushland.
Illegal dumping in Western Australia is treated seriously, with maximum penalties of $125,000 for corporations and $62,500 for individuals.
If you need to report illegal dumping in Western Australia you can call Pollution Watch’s hotline at 1300 784 782, contact your local council, or use the Snap Send Solve app which allows you to quickly and easily send a report to the relevant authorities with a photo of the dumped rubbish.