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Waste, Litter, and Illegal Dumping

Where the depositing of waste causes or threatens material harm to the environment, a number of authorities must be notified – see duty to notify. 


Members of the public wishing to report or inquire about waste or litter pollution should contact the organisation responsible for its regulation, as set out below.

Table 1: Pollution Contact Details

Pollution Type or SourceOrganisation ResponsibleContact
Illegal dumping of wasteCouncil02 6354 9999
EPA131 555
Police Assistance Line131 444
Crimestoppers1800 333 000
Illegal dumping in National and State Parks, historic sites and nature reservesEPA131555
Illegal dumping in council parksCouncil02 6354 9999
Illegal dumping on vacant Crown landEPA131 555
Illegal dumping in state forestsEPA131 555
Illegal dumping on private propertyCouncil02 6354 9999

To report dumping

  • Visit https://ridonline.epa.nsw.gov.au/#/home with your smartphone, tablet or computer and upload a picture of the dumped waste
  • provide the address of the incident using the GPS on your device or select the location on the provided map
  • describe the type of dumped waste
  • submit your report

RIDonline is a database used by councils and government agencies across NSW to record and manage illegal dumping incidents.

When you report via RIDonline, the relevant local council is sent an email alert about the incident so they can respond. To follow up on a report, call Council.