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Littering and Illegal Dumping

Littering and illegal dumping pollutes the environment and diminishes the use, enjoyment and value of public places. Rubbish can spread disease, encourage pests, pollute water systems and harm wildlife. Illegal dumping impacts on amenity, health and carries large clean-up costs for private landowners, Council and State Government.

From 1 February 2017 South Australian Councils have a new regulatory role in littering and dumping of rubbish.

What is litter?

Litter can be any object disposed of by a person, either onto land or into any waters way whether by a pedestrian, from a vehicle, or from a premise.

Types of litter

General Litter

Any solid or liquid domestic or commercial waste including but not limited to:

  • Beverage containers
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarettes or cigarette butts
  • Clothing, footwear or personal items
  • Dead or diseased animals
  • Demolition and building material
  • Food or food scraps
  • Furniture
  • Green waste
  • Machinery or equipment
  • Packaging
  • Vehicles or vehicle parts

Class A Hazardous Litter

  • Asbestos or items containing asbestos

(Any combination of class A hazardous litter and general litter)

Class B Hazardous Litter

  • Live cigarettes or cigarette butts
  • Used syringes
  • Glass

(Any combination of class B hazardous litter and general litter)

How to report littering and illegal dumping?

To report illegal dumping on public or private land please contact Council by calling Customer Service on 8405 6600.

What are the penalties for littering?

Maximum penalty:

  • Class A hazardous litter (any amount)
    Body corporate: $250,000
    Natural person: $120,000 or imprisonment for 2 years
  • Class B hazardous litter/general litter 50 litres or more
    Body corporate: $60,000
    Natural person: $30,000 or imprisonment for 6 months
  • Class B hazardous litter up to 50 litres
  • General litter up to 50 litres

Expiation Fee:

  • Class B hazardous litter/general litter 50 litres or more
  • Class B hazardous litter up to 50 litres
  • General litter up to 50 litres

Abandoned Trolleys

Collection of abandoned trolleys is most efficiently coordinated with the business that owns the trolley. The below table is provided to assist residents to arrange efficient collection of abandoned trolleys.

Coles, Kmart, Target, Bunnings Warehouse & Officeworks
Call - 1800 TROLLEY

Costco Kilburn - 8360 3700


  • North Haven - 8249 7000
  • Port Adelaide – 8447 4244
  • Rosewater – 8447 1524
  • Sefton Plaza - 8169 3200
  • Semaphore - 8241 4000
  • Valley View - 8263 1422

Woolworths, Big W, IGA & Target
1800 641 497

Abandoned o-Bikes

To arrange retrieval of an abandoned o-bike please email or call o-bike on 0452 512 453 and let them know of the abandoned bikes location. They will arrange collection within 48 hours.