Draft Illegal Dumping Strategy 2017–20

The NSW Illegal Dumping Strategy 2017–20: Consultation draft continues to take a multi-faceted approach to the problem of illegal waste dumping. The strategy outlines clear actions for the EPA and its partners to reduce illegal dumping in NSW from waste outside multi-unit dwellings to large-scale illegal landfilling.

The draft strategy builds on the good work already completed under the NSW Illegal Dumping Strategy 2014–16. The NSW Government's commitment to reducing illegal dumping is backed by continued funding ($65 million) under the Waste Less Recycle More initiative. This funding will support a range of innovative solutions to illegal dumping, delivered in partnership with councils, industry and the community.


The draft strategy

  • aims to address issues through continued collaboration with EPA's partners: local government, land managers, community organisations and industry
  • coordinates action on education, enforcement and infrastructure to prevent people from dumping illegally, and to take strong action against those who persist in doing the wrong thing
  • provides a framework for evaluating this work

The strategy outlines 6 approaches

  1. building an evidence base
  2. stakeholder engagement and capacity building
  3. education and awareness
  4. prevention, infrastructure and clean up
  5. regulation and enforcement
  6. evaluation and monitoring


Consultation on the draft strategy closed Monday 31 July 2017.
Submissions were encouraged from all interested parties.

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