Illegal dumping is a concern for all in our community because it:
It is an offence under the Litter Act 2004 to dump rubbish in a public place. If the rubbish contains hazardous waste, it is also an offence under the Dangerous Substances Act 2004. Once one person dumps, it seems to indicate to others that it is okay for them to dump too - but it's not!
The following penalties apply:
To report illegal dumping call Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or fill out the Access Canberra Feedback Form.
Household waste, including larger and more complex items, can be dropped off at the Resource Management Centres at Mitchell and Mugga Lane for a fee. Unwanted but still useable household items can be taken to The Green Shed at the Mitchell and Mugga Lane Resource Management Centres for free (subject to the contractor's discretion).
Computers and televisions can be taken to e-waste drop off points at the Mitchell and Mugga Lane Resource Management Centres.
Commercial scrap metal merchants can be found in the Yellow Pages.
Recycling drop off centres at Mitchell, Parkwood and Mugga Lane are open between 7.30 am and 5 pm for disposal of paper, cardboard, bottles, aluminium and steel cans. These items can also be conveniently dropped off at the 24 hour drop off centres at Phillip, Tuggeranong, Gungahlin and Belconnen. To find out more about recycling and waste centres in the ACT call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.