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Illegal Dumping

Child sitting in a heap of rubbish

Illegal dumping is the unlawful placement of discarded rubbish, such as furniture, electrical goods or building materials, in public areas. Placing your clean-up material on kerbside for collection without booking a clean-up, or placing it out earlier than the night before your booked collection day, is also treated as illegal dumping.

Illegal dumping costs our community over $800,000 each year, is bad for the environment, and detracts from the beauty of our City. Those found guilty of illegal dumping face fines or fees in excess of $500 and up to $250,000.

How you can help

1800 Dumped - Dob in a dumper

City of Parramatta encourages members of the community to report illegal dumping so that it can be investigated and removed.

You can report a dumper:

  • By phone:
    • 1800 DUMPED (1800 386 733)
    • City of Parramatta on (02) 9806 5544
  • Online: Complete the Dob in a Dumper form

If you see anyone dumping rubbish in the City of Parramatta area, make a note of: 

  • the time, date, and location of the event 
  • a description of any vehicles involved, including number plates if possible
  • any information that may help identify the offender.

All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Abandoned shopping trolleys

As well as being an eyesore, abandoned trolleys are a hazard to pedestrians and traffic. Reporting abandoned shopping trolleys for collection is quick and easy, with a choice of online, mobile app and phone reporting services.

Coles, Kmart, Target, 1st Choice

Coles Trolley Collect

Woolworths, Big W, Dan Murphy's

Trolley Tracker

  • Online: Complete the Report A Trolley form on the Trolley Tracker website
  • App: Download the free Trolley Tracker App from App Store for Apple Devices or the Google Play Store for Android devices
  • Phone: 1800 641 497 (7 days, 8am-6pm)

If the retailer that owns the trolley is not listed on this page, please contact us and we will contact the appropriate retailer or remove the offending trolley.