Illegal dumping

Illegal dumping is the unauthorised dumping of large amounts of waste. It is an offence under Section 49 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. The Department of Environmental Regulation deals with investigating and prosecuting any one found to be dumping waste illegally.

Illegal dumping includes but is not limited to building debris and household whitegoods. There is no excuse for illegally dumping waste.

On conviction, the offence carries a maximum fine of $125,000 for corporations and $62,500 for individuals.

Illegal dumping should be reported to DER’s pollution watch hotline 1300 784 782 (24 hours) or via pollutionwatch@der.wa.gov.au.

Page reviewed: 26 Oct 2015 12:41pm