How to report littering and illegal dumping
Littering and illegal dumping is a serious issue. It pollutes our environment and significantly diminishes the use, enjoyment and value of our public places for residents and tourists. It can facilitate the spread of disease and pest species, and harm wildlife, people and livestock. Littering and illegal dumping costs Burdekin businesses and residents thousands of dollars each year in waste management, including clean-up expenses.
Reports of illegal dumping can be made to Council’s Customer Service Centre.
Once a report has been received the Waste Services section will inspect the area to gather evidence to determine the person/s responsible. If you discover illegal dumping in your travels, please do not disturb the site. It can hinder evidence collection and may contain hazardous materials.