Dumped rubbish

Dumping rubbish is illegal and may attract a fine.

Most cases of dumped rubbish in Glen Eira are household goods on nature strips, in laneways, next to donation bins or outside charity stores.  Dumped rubbish is unsightly and costly to remove.  On occasion dangerous and hazardous items are dumped which may pose a public safety and environmental risk.

Placing rubbish on public land without Council permission is considered littering and could attract a $250 fine. Serious cases of illegal dumping may be prosecuted by the Environment Protection Authority and face more severe fines.

Reporting dumped rubbish

If you see rubbish that has been left out for more than four days it is generally dumped rubbish. Residents can help by reporting dumped rubbish to us on 9524 3333 or email mail@gleneira.vic.gov.au

How to dispose of rubbish correctly

Hard waste, bundled branches and bulk cardboard collections

Households are entitled to three free hard rubbish collections, three free bundled branch collections and three bulk cardboard every financial year, you must make a booking for these collections. For further information on how to make a booking and what will be collected visit our hard rubbish, e-waste, cardboard, and branches webpage.

There are also a number of transfer stations and drop off locations close to Glen Eira. Generally, recyclable material is free to drop-off, but other items are not and may be subject to change, you should check before they go.

Chemicals and hazardous items

Detox Your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of common household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. Detox your Home collection days are held regularly in locations across Melbourne. This service is open to Glen Eira residents and run by the Victorian Government agency Sustainability Victoria.

Visit www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/detoxyourhome to find out more information about collection days and for a full list of accepted items.

For chemicals, medicine, paint, batteries some drop-off sites are available in the Glen Eira area.

Dumped rubbish at charity stores

Leaving goods next to charity bins or outside charity shops when they are closed is illegal dumping and may attract a fine. These goods are exposed to weather and scavenging and can be damaged, leaving them unfit for re-sale. 

You should drop-off quality second hand goods to charities during store opening hours. Some organisations will also collect items from your home by arrangement. For instance, Brotherhood of St Lawrence will collect furniture, whitegoods, clothing and household goods in the Melbourne metropolitan area for FREE. Please phone 1300 366 283 to book a collection.

Items can be placed inside Council permitted charity bins which are located at the following carparks:

  • 22–26 Stanley Street, Elsternwick
  • 1–8 Stanley Street, Elsternwick
  • 2 Bent Street, Bentleigh

These items should be in good condition and must only be placed inside the bins; if the bins are full residents should keep the goods until they can be disposed of correctly.