It is an offence to dispose of litter onto any land or into any waters. Significant penalties apply depending on the type and amount of litter.
Penalties range from a $210 - $1,000 expiation fee or, if legal action is taken, a maximum penalty of $5,000 - $120,000.
If you fail to remove dumped items when asked to do so by a Council officer you face a $210 on the spot fine or a maximum penalty of $5,000.
Reporting illegal dumping
If you see someone dumping rubbish or household items you can report it online via CityWatch, call us on 8416 6333 or email the Service Centre.
Helpful information for investigations
where the dumping took place
the date/day and time
description of the person or people involved
description of the vehicle and registration number
amount and type of waste.
This information must only be obtained if it can be done so safely. Information given will be treated as confidential.
Options for disposing of unwanted household items
Shopping trolleys that are left in a public place are considered to be illegally dumped.
When you use a shopping trolley, it is your responsibility to return it to the bays provided or to the store. Trolleys should not be taken from shopping centres.
Abandoned trolleys make our streets and parks look unsightly and are a hazard to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
The cost of collecting and replacing abandoned trolleys is paid for by the customer through increased product prices.
Who to contact if you find an abandoned shopping trolley
- Coles, Kmart and First Choice Liquor: 1800 876 553
- Woolworths, Big W and Dan Murphy's: 1800 641 497
- Bunnings: 1300 554 777
- Officeworks: 8299 9500
- Aldi: 13 25 34
- Thebarton: 8352 6855
- Torrensville: 8152 6100
- Lockleys: 8356 5536
- Brooklyn Park: 8443 8154
- Novar Gardens: 8294 5277
For all Woolworths, Big W and Dan Murphy's trolleys visit the Trolley Tracker website.
For all Coles trolleys visit the Coles web site for options on how to report an abandoned trolley.
You can also report dumped trolleys online via CityWatch, call us on 8416 6333 or email the Service Centre.