Litter and illegal dumping


Litter impacts on our environment and our health and costs the Victorian community around $80 million each year in clean-up costs. It's in everyone's best interests to do their part to reduce litter - from you and your family and friends, to the smallest business and the biggest organisation. 

The Litter Hotspots Program, coordinated by MWRRG, was a multi-year program which aimed to reduce litter and improve personal responsibility for litter disposal in metropolitan Melbourne. Litter prevention resources that were developed to assist in tackling various litter items such as microplastics, cigarette butts, dog waste and dumped rubbish are available on the Litter Hotspots Program page.

MWRRG also facilitates the Councils Litter Environment Action Network (CLEAN) for professionals working on litter prevention initiatives across metropolitan Melbourne.

These initiatives are uniting state and local government, businesses and the community to tackle litter in their local areas, preventing it from polluting our waterways, and helping make a cleaner, safer and more appealing environment. 

Illegal dumping

Illegal dumping can threaten wildlife and lead to long-term contamination of land, waterways and groundwater. To find out more and to report illegal dumping please visit the Environment Protection Authority Victoria

Last updated: 22/10/2020