Rubbish dumping

Rubbish illegally dumped on our beaches and coastal reserves causes harm to the environment and threatens coastal flora and fauna.

Disposing household waste in the bins around the foreshore areas is illegal and when people dispose of their rubbish in the public bins the bins become full and overflow which is a serious problem.

Dangerous materials originating from construction sites are also a problem.  Serious health risks are associated with the unsafe disposal of asbestos in particular, posing a serious threat to the health of the community and the environment.

If you notice any illegal rubbish dumping or to report any rubbish or litter contact the GORCC office on 5220 5055, or the Surf Coast Shire on 5261 0600.

 

Read more about illegal rubbish dumping on the coast at in this post on our Great Ocean Road Coast Blog.

Scientists are currently working to trace debris back to its source.  Read more here.