Dumped rubbish

Dumped rubbish

If you see dumped rubbish in Monash, please report it to Council immediately on 9518 3555 or at mail@monash.vic.gov.au

We think it is important for neighbourhood pride that we respond promptly. We have a Customer Service Guarantee that we will respond to any reports of dumped rubbish within 24 hours (during normal working hours).

Following a successful trial in 2017, we now tape dumped rubbish in residential streets that is reported to us and write to properties in this area. We remind people that it is illegal to dump rubbish and request assistance with our investigation into who dumped the rubbish.

We then wait up to five days for the rubbish to be removed.  We found that at up to 50% of sites we returned to, the rubbish has been removed. This process helps us educate residents on the correct ways to dispose of unwanted household goods, such as taking rubbish to the Transfer station, utilising the annual hard rubbish collection service (August –September) or booking a paid-for hard rubbish collection. Over time, this approach is aimed at changing behaviour so less dumping occurs.

For more information please contact Danielle Prentice, Coordinator Projects & Operations on 9518 3761 or Danielle.Prentice@monash.vic.gov.au.

Don’t Trash Monash

You can easily report motorists who throw litter from a vehicle by using the EPA Report Litter app, online at www.epa.vic.gov.au or via the 24-hour Pollution Hotline on 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842).

You will need the vehicle's registration when you make the report.

Report litter apple app
Report litter android app

This program provides information to residents on correct disposal and recycling of household items including: 

  • clothes
  • furniture
  • household goods
  • bric-a-brac
  • mobile phones, batteries, syringes
  • electronics and
  • hard rubbish.

For more information about the program:

    view Don't Trash Monash flyer (pdf, 392KB)

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      Last updated: 31 January 2019