Illegal dumping

Illegally dumped rubbish has the potential to attract vermin such as rats and cockroaches, and can put pedestrians and cyclists in danger by blocking paths and passageways. Dumping waste and unwanted items on vacant land, housing lots and verges is strictly prohibited and penalties apply.

Illegal dumping is also a huge waste of resources, as many dumped items such as unwanted furniture and whitegoods can be recycled or reused.

Tips for disposing of unwanted items

There are a number of services City of Stirling resident can avail of to dispose of rubbish so there is no excuse for illegal dumping. With increased cameras and patrolling, those who are caught will be issued with a fine.

If you see it, report it by phoning our Customer Contact Centre.

Report illegal dumping

Report illegal dumping in Western Australia to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation's Pollution Watch Hotline on 1300 784 782 (24 hours) or or by contacting the City on (08) 9205 8555.

Visit the Keep Australia Beautiful website to read more about illegal dumping and recent prosecutions.

Littering fines

Cigarette butt littering fines are $200 for individuals and $500 for corporations (businesses).

Fines for some offences are $500 for individuals and $2,000 for corporations.

Maximum penalties for littering offences are $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for corporations if taken to court, or in the case of offences against the litter regulations, $5,000 for both individuals and corporations.

To report illegal dumping within the City of Stirling, please submit an illegal dumping form
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