Litter or dumped rubbish is waste products and or items that have been disposed of wrongly i.e thrown on the ground and not placed in a bin. Litter and dumped rubbish has many forms and is found in many places which can make its way to our local waterways ruining the appearance of our public streets, parks and beaches and affecting local wildlife.
Examples of litter are: a bottle thrown out the car window, a banana peel that misses a bin, a dumped trailer load of demolition rubble, lawn clippings swept into the stormwater drain or a bag of dumped rubbish on the nature strip.
Help Keep Kingston Clean
Report Dumped Rubbish
We need your help to keep our streets clean!
Report dumped rubbish to council by calling 1300 653 356 and provide as much detail as possible such as: the location of the dumped rubbish, the time and date and any other infomation that could help identify the offender (i.e. vehicle make/ type, colour and registration plates).
It's an offence to illegally dump rubbish. Penalties apply. It's just not worth it.
Do you need to dispose of an item?
Check out the A-Z of waste disposal page by clicking here.
Save your items for the next free hard waste colletion held during September and October each year, or alternatively book an additional hard waste collection by clicking here.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to help reduce litter. You can help by:
Making sure the lid can close on your wheelie bin so birds and wind don’t spread rubbish on to the ground
Don't put your hard waste on the nature strip without making a booking first. You can find information on how to book a collection here
Using your garden waste bin for lawn clippings, dont sweeping them in to the drain
Don't pour oils or chemicals down the stormwater drain
Carrying a cigarette butt bin or making sure butts are placed into litter bins not thrown on the ground
Carry dog poo bags to pick up after your dog
Taking your rubbish home if there are no bins available
Always have a bag in your car for litter and pick up litter that you see when you’re out
Join a clean up event or register a site for Clean up Australia Day by visiting www.cleanup.org.au
Want to learn more about litter and why its an issue? Below are some organisatins that are taking action on litter through research, education, direct action and enforcement.
Clean up Australia
Victorian Litter Action Alliance
Environmental Protection Authority
Keep Australia Beautiful
3196 Beach Patrol (Chelsea, Bonbeach and Edithvale)
Aspendale Beach Patrol
Mordialloc Beach Patrol
Parkdale Beach Patrol
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