Types of illegally dumped waste

Asbestos waste

Asbestos must be handled safely and disposed of at a landfill that can accept it. Be sure to phone the landfill operator to confirm they can still accept asbestos and in what quantities. Asbestos can never be reprocessed or recycled.

Dumped cars

Before removing a dumped car, find out whether there is an owner or report it as abandoned. Contact your local police or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Recycling and reusing wastes

Many waste materials that are illegally dumped can be recycled or reused, including

  • scrap metal such as tin roofing and old car bodies which can be taken to metal recycling yards – some companies will pay money for scrap metal or remove it from your land at no cost
  • bricks
  • concrete
  • fridges
  • computers
  • car bodies
  • old tyres

Check with a Household Chemical Cleanout or Community Recycling Centre to see if they will accept the waste.

To find out more about how you can recycle or reuse wastes

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