Litter and Illegal Dumping

Littering and the illegal dumping of waste can have serious environmental, social and economic impact. The cost of cleaning up litter and illegally dumped waste is borne by the community.

Litter can take many forms:

  • Rubbish thrown from a moving vehicle or by pedestrians
  • Building rubbish, household rubbish or greenwaste placed on street verges
  • Placing advertising materials on vehicle windscreens
  • Dumped shopping trolleys
  • Improperly disposing of used syringes
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Disregarded cigarette butts

Report Litter

Help keep Western Australia litter free by reporting any littering or dumping via Keep Australia Beautiful. 

Report Littering

Illegal Dumping

Rangers enforce the Litter Act 1979 in the Shire of Dardanup and penalties may apply if litter is not disposed of appropriately. Rangers can only infringe or prosecute an offence where they have sufficient evidence and are able to identify the person or person(s) responsible. If you observe someone dumping waste on public land please contact Ranger Services on 9724 0307 to report it.

Where possible, please provide the following information:

  • description of the type of waste dumped
  • date, time and place the offence was committed
  • description of the offender(s)
  • vehicle registration details
  • make, model and colour of the vehicle
  • photographic or video evidence of the offence

The Shire treats reports of illegal dumping confidentially and will do everything to maintain the anonymity of the person reporting the alleged offence. However, should the matter proceed to Court our ability to prove the offence may depend on the witness testimony of the person who made the initial report.

Related Information

Ranger Contact Details

P:    08 9724 0307 (24 hours)

Ranger hours: 8am – 4.30pm Monday - Friday

Outside of office hours, your call will be diverted to a call centre operator who will pass your contact details to a Duty Ranger if necessary.

Rangers will attend to emergency after-hours matters only.