Dumped rubbish

Dumped rubbish

Dumping rubbish on public or private land - including roadsides, bushland, reserves and parks – without authorisation is illegal.

Please note: We can only help with dumped rubbish on council-owned land.

Property owners are responsible for dumped rubbish on private land. If the rubbish is on land that belongs to another authority, they are responsible for removing it. These include:

For rubbish dumped in residential streets, we may tape it and leave a note asking for nearby property owners to help identify where it came from, or for the owner to remove and dispose of it correctly.

Report dumped rubbish online

When reporting dumped rubbish, we will ask you for:

  • The location of the dumped waste
  • What item(s) have been dumped
  • If you saw someone dumping it, and any identifying details (for example, vehicle registration or type)
  • Photos of the dumped rubbish, if you have any

Report dumped rubbish online

Alternatively, you can call 9518 3555 or email mail@monash.vic.gov.au

We will look into reports of dumped rubbish within 24 hours of receiving a report, during business hours.

EPA Report Litter app

You can report motorists who throw rubbish from a vehicle by using the EPA Report Litter app.

Download the app via the Apple Store or Google Play.  

Report litter apple app
Report litter android app


Reports can also be made online at www.epa.vic.gov.au or via the 24-hour Pollution Hotline on 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842).

Please note: You will need the vehicle’s licence plate details when making a report.

How can I dispose of my hard rubbish?

To help you get rid of rubbish that cannot go in kerbside bins, a FREE, annual hard waste collection takes place typically between July and September. You can also book an extra hard rubbish collection at any time during the year (fees apply).

To find your collection date go to My Neighbourhood.

You can also take hard rubbish to the Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station

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    Last updated: 28 June 2021