Litter is any refuse that is discarded in an open or public place. Litter can detract from the aesthetics of an area and, depending on the nature and circumstance of the litter, can cause personal injury and/or environmental damage.
That’s why littering carries a fine of up to $63,000. This has increased from $1000 in 2010.
There are many forms of littering and the City's Customer Advocates will investigate all reports. To ensure everyone continues to enjoy our City, we’ve placed litter bins on streets and parks throughout the City. We also conduct regular clean-ups, collecting wind-blown litter from major arterial roads and illegally dumped litter on verges.
Litter can include:
- any material that is thrown or allowed to fall or is blown from a vehicle;
- the placing of domestic waste in a public rubbish bin;
- the placing of bulk waste on your verge before the due date; and
- disused vehicles left in a public place.
Littering is an offence under the Litter Act 1979 and modified penalties can be imposed.
The City of Swan's Local Laws require all building sites to have a bin with a lid/cover onsite for all rubbish. If you're aware of a building site that does not have a bin, please contact the City's Customer Services on 9267 9267.
Bulk Rubbish Verge Collections
It's an offence to place rubbish piles on your verge outside the timeframes given by the City's Waste Services. If you see rubbish placed on a verge outside of the collection times, please contact the City's Customer Services on 9267 9267.
If you witness anyone dumping rubbish or litter in a public place, please contact the City's Customer Services on 9267 9267.