Illegal dumping is the unlawful deposit of any type of waste material that is 200 litres or more in volume. Illegal dumping of household rubbish, garden waste, building and commercial waste or other materials damages Balonne Shire Council's natural areas. This includes the Stock Reserves.
Illegal dumping causes chemical and physical pollution in our neighbourhoods and waterways. It also spreads pests and weeds, including fire ants. Even dumping old furniture is a problem because it may encourage others to dump more dangerous waste. Dumpsites can lower property values and also attract other illegal activities.