Litter and Illegal Dumping
Litter and illegally dumped waste can pollute our environment and negatively impact the use, enjoyment and value of public places.
Littering and illegal dumping on Council land, or in waterways, is illegal.
Litter and illegally dumped waste is also expensive for Council and the community to clean up.
People found littering or illegally dumping can be:
- issued with a fine (expiation notice)
- taken to court and fined.
Fines and penalties are issued in accordance with the Nuisance Litter and Control Act 2016
What is litter
Litter refers to items of rubbish disposed of by a person, onto land or in waterways by a pedestrian, from a vehicle, or from a premises.
- food wrappers
- beverage containers
- cigarette butts
- food scraps
- chewing gum.
What is illegal dumping
Illegal dumping refers to larger items of waste such as household or commercial materials disposed of without permission on land and in waterways.
Dumped waste includes:
- household waste
- furniture and mattresses
- green waste
- building materials.
Report litter or illegal dumping
Please report to Council if you see someone littering or dumping waste on:
- nature strips
- parks and reserves
- local roads
If it is safe to do so, please get the following information:
- where the dumping occurred
- what material was dumped
- a description of the person
- vehicle registration number and description
- take photos
The more information you provide to the Council, the easier it will be for the Council to follow up on the matter.
How to report
To report littering or illegal dumping, download and complete: Citizen's Notification Form: Littering and Illegal Dumping
Dispose of waste responsibly
Council waste and recycling services
The Council offers many waste management services, including weekly and fortnightly bin collection and two free hard waste collections per household per year for items such as furniture, household items and e-waste.
For the full list of Council waste disposal and recycling services available to residents, visit: Waste and Recycling
Abandoned shopping trolleys
When you use a shopping trolley, it is your responsibility to return it to the bays provided or to the store.
Trolleys should not be taken from shopping centres.
Abandoned trolleys make our streets and parks look unsightly and are a hazard to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
Coles, Kmart, Target, Bunnings Warehouse & Officeworks
Phone: 1800 876 553
Woolworths, Big W, Target, Masters & Dan Murphy’s
Phone: 1800 641 497
If the trolley belongs to a business not listed above, please contact the business directly to notify them of the trolley and location.
Abandoned e-bike or e-scooter
Neuron Mobility is a dockless electric bike (e-bike) share scheme operating in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters (and City of Adelaide).
If you see a damaged or illegally parked Neuron Mobility e-bike, please contact:
If you see a damaged or illegally parked Beam or Neuron e-scooter, please contact:
Town Hall Customer Service team
T: 08 8366 4555