The City of Kwinana strives to keep our community beautiful.
The City uses preventative measures to address littering issues including CCTV surveillance and our teams are authorised to enforce the provisions of the Litter Act 1979 and the Waste Local Law 2022.
Litter can take many forms, including;
- Rubbish thrown from a moving vehicle or by pedestrians;
- Building rubbish, household rubbish or green waste placed on street verges;
- Placing advertising materials on vehicle windscreens;
- Dumped shopping trolleys;
- Improperly disposing of used syringes; and
- Abandoned vehicles.
Penalties apply if litter is not disposed of appropriately.
Help prevent litter
We need your help to keep our natural environment litter free. You can report litter by contacting the City on 9439 0200 or by sending us an email on email@example.com.
Do not overfill public bins
Overfull public bins often create unsightly litter that damages our beautiful natural environment. Weather and animals can easily remove the overflowing waste from a bin. If a public bin is full, please take your rubbish home and place it in your bin.
Secure your load
If you have loaded your trailer or ute, remember to secure your load and prevent litter. Unsecured loads can cause unsightly roadside litter and can be dangerous.
Visit Unsecured Load Unsafe Road to find out more.
Close your bin lid
Ensure that your bin lids are closed when you present your bins for collection and that they are not overfull. This will assist to reduce accidental litter ending up in our natural environment.
Overfilling your bins may result in an infringement under the City’s Waste Local Law.
In accordance with the Litter Act, any litter blown out of your bin or removed by animals due to misuse is your responsibility. You are required to clean your waste up to ensure that the environment not negatively impacted by your waste.
Abandoned shopping trolleys
To report abandoned shopping trolleys, please contact the relevant agency.
Illegal dumping is deliberate littering in a variety of settings, including streets, parks, building site bins, vacant land, bushland, reserves, industrial and building sites and outside shops and median strips.
Report illegal dumping by calling the City on 9439 0200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide as much detail as possible including registration plates, make of vehicle and description of offender and items dumped. Reports are investigated and can result in an infringement or court prosecution.
Keep Australia Beautiful
Adopt-a-Spot empowers individuals, community groups, businesses and schools to contribute to a cleaner environment. Keep Australia Beautiful provide free resources and clean-up kits to help registered volunteers keep their chosen area clean.
The City has partnered with Keep Australia Beautiful WA (KABWA) to support the Adopt-a-Spot litter program.
To find out more and to register, visit Adopt-a-Spot.
Keep Australia Beautiful Week
Keep Australia Beautiful Week is held in August each year, raising awareness on the simple things we can do in our daily lives to reduce our impact on the environment while encouraging communities to come together to reduce litter.
Visit Keep Australia Beautiful Week for more information.
Clean Up Australia Day
Clean Up Australia Day is an annual event held on the first Sunday of March or an alternative date of your choosing. The City supports registered participants by collecting bags of litter from nominated locations. Please contact the City if you require a pickup prior to your event occuring on 9439 0200 or send us an email at email@example.com.
To register a site, visit Clean Up Australia Day.