Illegal dumping in Brisbane has become a prevalent problem in several suburbs over the years. In the financial year of 2016-2017, the Brisbane City Council has tallied 900 reports of illegal dumping in its various areas. Household furniture are being illegally dumped on the side of the road and in bushlands. Although 900 is less than last year’s 1,450, it is still quite a high number.

This year, Forest Lake has had 22 reports of illegal dumping. Runcorn and Inala received the most complaints with both having 27 reports.

 

Council Tries to Resolve Illegal Dumping Through…

To resolve the issue, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said that portable surveillance cameras are being introduced in several suburbs to catch the dumpers red-handed. Last year, more surveillance cameras were installed.

Illegal dumpers will be fined if caught in the act.

The council also holds annual kerbside collections to help households get rid of their unwanted items. The next Kerbside collection for Forest Lake is next year, on the 18th of June.

Aside from the surveillance cameras, the council also holds waste reduction services for general household items on a weekly and household recyclables are collected fortnightly. You can view the acceptable items that the council picks up on bin collection days here.

To report illegal dumping in your area, you can fill up the form found here.