Report dumped rubbish or litter

How to report dumped rubbish or litter

Read the information below before you report.

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Litter is one of our major environmental problems. Litter and littering includes:

  • Anything left where it's not meant to be.
  • Rubbish and furniture put on roadsides or outside shops (including charity shops).
  • Building materials outside of a construction site.
  • Rubbish thrown from motor vehicles.
  • Cigarette butts.
  • Putting household or business rubbish in a public litter bin.
  • Advertising material placed under windscreen wipers.

For more information see EPA Victoria.

For information on asbestos visit Asbestos in Victoria.


Check what type of dumped rubbish or litter you can report and where you can report it. If unsure, contact us.


What types of dumped rubbish and litter can you report?

Dumped rubbish

  • Neighbour’s hard rubbish left on nature strip (for longer than two weeks).
  • Rubbish abandoned on public land (parks, reserves, footpaths).
  • Rubbish abandoned on private land (neighbour's property, commercial properties).
  • Asbestos


  • Cigarette butts
  • Syringes

How to report an issue

  1. Prepare the following information before you report:
    • The location of the issue.
    • The date and time of when the issue occurred.
    • Historic details leading up to you reporting this issue.
    • Your contact details if you'd like to be updated. Alternatively, you can remain anonymous.
    • Other details that will assist us with your specific issue. For example, car registration number of person who littered or type of syringe.
  2. Report the issue to us

    You can make a report online, in person or over the phone.

If there is any danger to the public or public space, please call us immediately on 9840 9333.

What happens after you have reported?

We'll send your report to the relevant team who will attend the location to assess the items and take appropriate action.

Report litter from a car or vehicle

If you see someone littering from a vehicle or near the vehicle they are using, you can report to EPA. For more information about reporting litter from vehicles, visit the EPA website

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    For information about how to safely manage, remove or report dumped asbestos visit Asbestos Victoria. To report dumped asbestos, use our online form or contact us.