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Litter and Dumped Rubbish

Litter or dumped rubbish is waste items that have ended up on the ground i.e by being thrown on the ground and not placed in a bin.
Litter and dumped rubbish can be found in many places such as streets, parks and beaches which can affect 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.  

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).

You can also submit an online request.

It's an offence to illegally dump rubbish. Penalties apply. It's just not worth it. 

Help Keep Kingston Clean 

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:

  • Reporting people who litter to the EPA. This can be done online by visiting
  • 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

Take action against litter

Want to learn more about litter and why its an issue? Below are some organisations that are taking action on litter through research, education, direct action and enforcement. 

Clean up Australia

Victorian Litter Action Alliance

Environmental Protection Authority

Sustainability Victoria

Keep Australia Beautiful

Beach Patrol

3196 Beach Patrol (Chelsea, Bonbeach and Edithvale)

Aspendale Beach Patrol

Mordialloc Beach Patrol

Parkdale Beach Patrol

Street Sweeping Schedules

Check the Street-Sweeping-Areas.pdf to see which area you live in, then you can see from the Street-Sweeping-Schedule  when the next scheduled sweeping of your area will commence.





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