Illegal dumping is unlawfully depositing waste larger than litter onto land that isn't theirs. This includes waste that is disposed of on private land that has no licence or approval.
Illegal dumping can damage the environment and our health. It creates unsightly community spaces and high clean up costs. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) works with many organisations and Port Stephens Council to try and stamp our illegal dumping.
Illegal dumping FAQ
- transport waste to, or deposit waste, in a place that can not lawfully be used as a waste facility; and
- cause or permit it to be transported or deposited.
There is no need to dump unwanted items and materials. There are a number of waste and recycling services within Port Stephens.
Report illegal dumping
Report illegal dumping to Council by providing information on the time of day, car details and offender information.