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Illegal dumping

Matt Warnock being interviewed webSee DWER's Illegal Dumping Program on Today Tonight  – featuring one of Perth's worst dumping hotspots.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) is responsible for investigating and prosecuting illegal dumping under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).

Illegal dumping is the unauthorised discharging or abandonment of waste and is an offence under Section 49A of the EP Act.

On conviction, the offence carries a maximum fine of $125,000 for corporations and $62,500 for individuals.

Media statements on illegal dumping are available via DWER’s Media Centre page.

Illegal dumping should be reported to DWER’s pollution watch hotline 1300 784 782 (24 hours) or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Related: Reporting pollution to land - including waste and litter