Think it’s too hard or too costly to get rid of bulky unwanted items such as fridges, cars, loads of rubbish or tyres?
Local councils are acting to stop illegal dumping, with more affordable, safe and easy disposal options than ever before.
Fridges, car bodies, loads of rubbish, tyres, green waste and other bulky items can be safely disposed or recycled – and for less than you might think. You can find bulk waste service options in your region here.
Illegal dumping threatens the health of the environment and wildlife and can lead to long-term contamination of land, waterways and groundwater. Dumping of waste and garbage is an offence under the Litter Act 2007 and can attract court penalties.
If you find dumped waste in a public place, be a good sort and report it to the landowner – that may be your local council, Parks and Wildlife Service or other State Government department. You can also report illegal dumping to EPA Tasmania.
With more people keeping watch and reporting what they find, anyone illegally dumping waste is more likely to get caught. Read about the effective work of council regulation officers in identifying and deterring illegal dumping offences here.