Dumping rubbish is illegal and we need your help to Dob in a Dumper if you see it firsthand in Throsby.

In a new suburb like Throsby, where there are still some blocks that haven’t been built on, dumping can happen, either on the verges or blocks themselves. Dumping is not only a visual eyesore in a new community, but it has a number of environmental and social impacts, especially when our new community neighbours Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve, where there are rare flora and fauna species.

Illegal dumping can have an impact on your use of open space areas, causing safety and health concerns. It can also get into our ponds and waterways, which has a broader impact beyond Throsby.

In many cases, illegal dumping can be recycled at a registered Waste Transfer Centre, which would reduce the ultimate financial burden on you as a rate payer.

We need your help to prevent this problem before it occurs.

Did you know about the penalties for dumping?

  • $1,000 fine for an individual or $5,000 for a business.
  • Littering that could cause injury to a person, animal or public place can lead to a $5,000 fine for individuals, $25,000 for businesses, as well as the risk of 6 month imprisonment.
  • Dumping of illegal substances can lead to a $200,000 fine for individuals, $1 million for businesses and/or 7 years imprisonment with the possibility of other penalties.

Dob in a Dumper and report illegal dumping to Access Canberra by going online to accesscanberra.act.gov.au, and completing a Fix My Street form or by calling 13 22 81.