Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is the disposal of waste on public or private land or into water without a licence, permit or approval from the relevant authority. Katherine Town Council takes illegal dumping seriously and will enforce Council by-laws and escalate serious offenders to be prosecuted under the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act. Council is familiar with hot spot dumping sites and is using cameras to secure these areas. Regular ranger patrols will be conducted and Council encourages the Katherine community to keep an eye out as well to discourage illegal dumping thereby protecting the environment of Katherine and its surroundings. If you want to report illegal dumping, please contact Council on or 08 8972 5500.