Illegal dumping

Council is working to prevent the City's bushland, beaches and lake from becoming a dumping ground.

If you see someone illegally dumping rubbish, we encourage you to contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333 or email with the following details:

You can also report illegal dumping directly to RID online.

Report illegal dumping online

Reducing the impact of illegal dumping

Throughout the past year, we have undertaken a series of work projects to reduce vehicle access to areas where illegal dumping frequently occurs.

You can help keep Lake Macquarie clean all year round by volunteering in our Eco Angel program. Council will provide everything you need to clean up and will dispose of the waste you collect for free.

Avoid illegal dumping

To see the impact of illegal dumping and the solutions we offer to avoid this issue, watch our video.

Read the illegal dumping video transcript.

Abandoned shopping trolleys

Council is currently developing a comprehensive shopping trolley management policy.

You can report lost, stolen or abandoned shopping trolleys directly to the collector services by using the following contacts:

Woolworths and Big W trolleys

Call 1800 641 497 or go to

Coles, Kmart, Target and Bi-Lo trolleys

Call 1800 876 553 or go to

Aldi trolleys Call 13 25 34
Bunnings trolleys Call 1300 554 777


Page last updated: 18 July 2019