Illegal Dumping Enforcement

Illegal dumping of household items continues to be a widespread problem across the City of Ryde. Dumped items are unsightly, and encourage others to add to the pile causing it to become dangerous. 

Illegal dumping costs NSW councils around $10 million each year. Dumping of rubbish is an offence under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 and offenders could be subject to fines exceeding $2000.

How you can help

Council has a comprehensive enforcement and education program regarding illegal dumping. However, Council still needs your help. If you see anyone dumping rubbish in the City of Ryde area, make a note of:

  • the time, date, and location of the event
  • a description of any vehicles involved, including the number plate details
  • any further information that may help to identify the offender
  • contact Council on 9952 8222 for further investigation.

For further details on illegal dumping education and enforcement activities please contact Council's Customer Service on 9952 8222.

Don't Risk a Fine! Any household material placed on the kerb side early or without a CleanUp booking will be treated as illegal dumping and fines may apply.