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Littering and illegal dumping is not only an eyesore for residents, it can also attract vermin and other scavenging animals to the area. Dumping of hazardous waste can also affect the environment if it is not contained correctly and can be dangerous for residents, especially children.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is responsible for investigating and prosecuting offenders who illegally dump their goods. You can report suspicious activity to the Pollution Watch Hotline on 1300 784 782 (24 hours) or via

The unlawful dumping of demolition material - including asbestos can now be reported directly to the police through Crime Stoppers WA. To anonymously make a report searching Crime Stoppers WA online or phoning 1800 333 000.

Abandoned shopping trolleys
Sometimes abandoned shopping trolleys are found in parks, on verges, especially surrounding some of our shopping centres. If you spot an abandoned trolley you can report it using one of the following methods:
Coles, Kmart, Target: 1800 876 533   Coles website
Aldi:  132 534  Aldi website
Big W, Woolworths: 1800 641 497  Trolley Tracker

How You Can Help

Clean Up Australia Day

The City currently supports residents and community groups to clean up their local area in the annual Clean Up Australia campaign, or clean up events throughout the year, to proactively address and raise awareness of the impacts of littering and illegal dumping.

The City supports registered participants by collecting bags of litter from nominated locations.


The City has partnered with the Keep Australia Beautiful (KABC) in support of the Adopt-a-Spot program through a memorandum of understanding. Individuals, community groups, businesses or school communities can volunteer with the Adopt-a-Spot program and contribute to a cleaner environment. Participants receive free resources to help, insurance cover if you need it and an Adoption Certificate.

The resources such as gloves, bags, sharps containers are provided in bulk to the City and we distribute them to participants on sign up to the program.