Illegal Dumping Toolkit

Common Illegal Dumping Problems

Common Illegal Dumping Problems

After an illegal dumping survey completed by local councils in July 2008, councils from metropolitan and rural areas compiled a list of a number of common illegal dumping locations or 'hot spots'. These included:

  • Roadside (rural)
  • Council litter bins
  • Public parks
  • Roadside rest areas
  • Roadside multi-unit dwellings
  • Charity stores/collection bins

Councils also indicated that a number of illegally dumped waste types were common and/or problematic. These included;

  • Garden organics
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Asbestos

This section will give councils a greater understanding of these common hot spots and waste types and of how the problems can be tackled.