Dumping, including building supplies and garden waste, is not only ugly, it can damage our environment, harm our wildlife and native flora, and even human health. Illegal dumping has no place on our Northern Beaches!
Report illegal dumping
Any dumped material should be reported (whether the person responsible is known or not) so that Council can take action to identify the person or business, and arrange removal of the dumped material.
If you see someone dumping in reserves, back streets or our bushland areas, please take note/photo of the vehicle registration, description of the vehicle and person and the date and time, then report the dumping.
all 1800 641 497.
Dumping garden waste in Council reserves
Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, illegal dumping in a reserve may lead to fines and penalties. This includes garden waste.
Illegal dumping of vegetation can smother native plants, harbour weed propagules, be a potential fire hazard and increase nutrient loads detrimental to the health of native bushland. Such impacts may adversely affect restoration works being undertaken to maintain our natural reserves.
Residents should use green waste bins, consider composting or take it to Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre (free of charge for Northern Beaches residents).