Illegal Dumping

Dumping is illegal and there is more chance than ever of offenders getting caught.

Cameras and signage have been installed around the Paroo Shire to catch and fine illegal dumpers. The Queensland Government’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 (WRR Act) states that individuals can be fined from $533 up to $53,380 if they are found to be dumping rubbish and waste illegally.

Not only are there fines for those doing the wrong thing, their actions impact everyone by costing Council more money in clean-up, creating an eyesore and fire hazard risk, and polluting our environment.

Illegal dumping of waste includes, but is not limited to:

  • Excess general household rubbish including all that extra wrapping paper and food scraps from Christmas Day (household wheelie bins will be emptied on the usual days over the 2020/2021 Christmas and New Years period)
  • Green waste including grass and garden clippings (when dumped illegally green waste can spread noxious and dangerous weeds into our environment)
  • Tyres
  • Whitegoods and furniture
  • Workshop waste such as empty drums and scrap metal

How can I dispose of my waste in the right way?

  • All of the above items (except tyres) can be disposed of FOR FREE at the Cunnamulla Dump on Old Charleville Road

  • The dump is currently open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (if opening times change in the future, the community will be notified).
  • Tyres can be disposed of for a fee at the Council Depot on Broad Street, Cunnamulla. Please organise your tyre disposal with Council prior to dropping them off.

For more information including how to legally dispose of your rubbish and fee information for disposing of tyres contact Council on 07 4655 8400.

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