What is illegal dumping and littering?
Litter is any refuse that is discarded in an open or public place. Illegal dumping includes rubbish dumped at the side of a road, or items left on a verge outside of collection times.
To ensure everyone continues to enjoy our City, we’ve placed bins on streets and parks throughout the City, however there are times that items are littered or illegally dumped. For example:
- any material that is thrown/allowed to fall, or blown, from a vehicle
- placing bulk waste on your verge before the due date
- disused vehicles left in a public place
- Dumping of unwanted household, commercial or industrial waste in an open or public place
Littering carries substantial fines for both individuals and companies.
Our litter vehicles collect around 4,012 bins from City buildings such as halls, libraries and community centres, as well as all street and park litter bins.
The City of Swan has 357 parks in our boundaries. The responsibility for some of these in new developments resides with developers. Most of the park bins are emptied weekly, however, some receive more services per week.
If you notice a change in the usage at your local park and feel it may require more servicing, due to overflowing bins, please contact the City on 9267 9267 or email email@example.com and we will investigate it further.
A clean park or reserve discourages people from littering. A number of community members are getting involved in the Adopt a Spot program to help keep our City clean. The City of Swan currently has 44 registered sites as part of Adopt a Spot. Find out more about how to get involved in Adopt a Spot.