Illegal Dumping and Litter

Illegal Dumping and Litter

The City takes the dumping of rubbish seriously as this impacts on the environment, safety and enjoyment of the community and the aesthetics of an area.

Illegal dumping is investigated and fines are issued when evidence is found. Working in partnership with State Government Departments, the City aims to deter individuals and business from depositing rubbish on vacant land, in bushland, along roads and anywhere that rubbish is not welcome. More information can be found on the website of the Department of Environment Regulation.

The City operates the Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility, which offers a number of recycling and reuse opportunities for free or at a low subsidised cost. Ratepayers receive four tip passes with their residential rates notice and, if required, additional tip passes can be purchased from the City's Administration offices and libraries. Residents can also utilise the annual junk collection and two green waste collections per year. These are notified via flyer delivered to the household approximately 10 days prior to collection.

Remember to tie down before you take off when visiting the Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility or when carrying loads in an open vehicle (ute or truck) or trailer to prevent losing items, which is littering and also dangerous to other road users and pedestrians.

Waste Services and Rangers take an active role in discouraging littering and illegal dumping, investigating illegal dumping and clearing rubbish. More information can be found on the Ranger's webpage.

If you witness illegal dumping, report this as soon as possible to the City of Armadale by calling 9394 5000. Observations to report include:

  • Location where illegal dumping is occurring
  • Description of person(s)
  • Vehicle make, model, colour and registration
  • The items being discarded

If you find items dumped in the City of Armadale, contact customer service on 9394 5000. Please provide the location and give an idea of what is there. The City can then investigate and determine a course of action.

Looking for other ways to keep the City litter free?

Join Keep Australia Beautiful and become a Litter Reporter or why not Adopt-a-Spot and clean up litter in your area on a regular basis. You can always do your part when out and about and Take 3 pieces of litter and find a bin.

Together, we can make a difference.