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
  • submit a report online or contact Council on 9952 8222 for further investigation

Report illegal dumping

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.