Each year, over 25,000 tonnes of litter is tossed in NSW.
Litter damages our natural environments, harms wildlife and sea creatures, can injure people and makes our spaces less healthy. Cleaning up litter also costs taxpayers a lot of money. Don’t be a Tosser!
For more information on litter in NSW see: https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/litter-and-illegal-dumping/epa-work-prevent-litter/dont-be-a-tosser
The NSW EPA provide an online reporting tool for Illegal Dumping. This tool is to be used if you find illegally dumped material anywhere in NSW, including, but not limited to: used household items, old tyres, green waste or construction waste.
If there is an immediate emergency such as toxic fumes or a large chemical spill, call 000 immediately.
For urgent responses
If dumped waste poses an immediate human health or environmental risk, such as asbestos or toxic chemicals contact:
- Council for small urgent incidents (under two trailer loads).
- EPA Environment Line on 131 555 for large urgent incidents (over two trailer loads).
If you see litter being thrown or blown from a vehicle or trailer you can report it here.