Do the right thing with rubbish

5 Mar 2024, 12:41 PM

Fly-tipping. Littering. Illegal rubbish dumping.

Whatever you call it, it’s not great for a bunch of reasons – it pollutes the environment, spoils our shared spaces, can be dangerous for people and animals and costs lots of money to clear up.

Brace yourself: every year about $60,000 of Council’s operational spend is avoidably diverted to clean up illegally dumped rubbish. That’s rates money we all pay.

A unsightly pile of rubbish illegally dumped at Greendale Reserve.

We know disposing of rubbish can be costly and this could be a driver of fly-tipping. We also know that all sorts of people (and businesses) do it for all sorts of reasons, not just to save a few bucks.

But dumping rubbish in our communities and natural places isn’t the answer to your waste problems and, like we say, $60k every year.

The good news is there are loads of ways to get rid of your excess waste that don’t (literally) cost the earth.

You can:

Seen someone doing the bad thing? Report illegal rubbish dumping to us.