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.