The NSW Illegal Dumping Strategy 2017-21 (PDF 709KB) took a multi-faceted approach to the problem of illegal waste dumping, backed by funding under Waste Less Recycle More that supported a range of innovative solutions to illegal dumping, delivered in partnership with councils, industry and the community. The strategy built on the good work already completed under the NSW Illegal Dumping Strategy 2014–16.
Implementation of the 2017-21 Strategy is now complete and has been independently evaluated. We are using learnings to develop the Illegal Dumping Prevention Strategy 2022-27 under the Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy.
The strategy aimed to address issues through continued collaboration with our partners, local government, land managers, community organisations and industry. The strategy 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. The strategy outlined 6 approaches and 36 corresponding actions.
- building an evidence base
- stakeholder engagement and capacity building
- education and awareness
- prevention, infrastructure and clean up
- regulation and enforcement
- evaluation and monitoring.