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Waste Info - Littering

Littering and illegal dumping

Litter and illegal dumping pollute the environment. Waste from litter and illegal dumping can affect a person's health, harm or kill wildlife, spread pests and weeds, contaminate waterways, and reduce the aesthetics of the surrounding environment. Littering is a serious problem in Queensland. Although most people 'do the right thing', it still costs millions of dollars every year to help prevent, manage, clean up and dispose of waste.