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Littering and illegal dumping

Littering and illegal dumping

Victorians generate 14,560 tonnes of litter every year. This equates to almost 3kg of litter per person every year.

Our municipality is fortunate be situated on a beautiful part of northern Victoria, with the Murray River and lakes district right on our doorstep.

To protect our unique environment for generations to come, Council’s Authorised Officers undertake a proactive compliance and investigation program to ensure littering offences are reduced.

Fines

If you’re found guilty of a littering you may be issued with an on-the-spot fine. Fines for littering can range from $289 to $577.

Fines for illegal dumping can attract a maximum penalty of $610,700 for individuals and up to $1.2 million for a corporation.

Report a litterer

You can report a litterer by:

  • Calling 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842)
  • Visiting the EPA website
  • Downloading the smartphone app
To report a litter offence or for further information
Local Laws
Phone: (03) 5036 2346