Illegal dumping in Byron Shire

Complete our illegal dumping survey to help inform our Illegal Dumping Prevention Program and go in the draw to win a $100 voucher to Santos organics.

Combating illegal dumping is a priority for Byron Shire Council. Council is committed to protecting the local environment and community by reducing illegal dumping and its social, environmental, health and financial impacts. Council’s goal is to reduce illegal dumping in the Byron Shire by 30% by 2020

About Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is the depositing – dumping, tipping or otherwise – of waste larger than litter onto land or into water. Illegal dumping varies from small bags of rubbish in an urban environment to larger scale dumping of waste materials in isolated areas, such as bushland.


Illegal Dumping includes:

  • Domestic household items such as discarded mattresses, white goods and old furniture left , commonly found out on the kerbside
  • Green waste including palm fronds, commonly found over the back fence, on vacant blocks or in bushland
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Un-authorised land filling. If you are the landowner you may be accepting fill that may affect the health of your family or devalue your land. Check with Council to find out what approvals are required
  • Household or commercial waste disposed of in or around public litter bins
  • Hazardous materials such as asbestos

Complete our illegal dumping survey to help inform our Illegal Dumping Prevention Program and go in the draw to win a $100 voucher to Santos organics.

Combating illegal dumping is a priority for Byron Shire Council. Council is committed to protecting the local environment and community by reducing illegal dumping and its social, environmental, health and financial impacts. Council’s goal is to reduce illegal dumping in the Byron Shire by 30% by 2020

About Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is the depositing – dumping, tipping or otherwise – of waste larger than litter onto land or into water. Illegal dumping varies from small bags of rubbish in an urban environment to larger scale dumping of waste materials in isolated areas, such as bushland.


Illegal Dumping includes:

  • Domestic household items such as discarded mattresses, white goods and old furniture left , commonly found out on the kerbside
  • Green waste including palm fronds, commonly found over the back fence, on vacant blocks or in bushland
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Un-authorised land filling. If you are the landowner you may be accepting fill that may affect the health of your family or devalue your land. Check with Council to find out what approvals are required
  • Household or commercial waste disposed of in or around public litter bins
  • Hazardous materials such as asbestos