The storage of waste can cause a nuisance to neighbours and interfere with their normal daily activities. If severe enough, it can even impact on people’s health and the environment.
Litter is caused by carelessness and irresponsible behaviour and is also impacted by a number of factors including lack of facilities and infrastructure, and lack of knowledge.
Council only has jurisdiction to act on certain waste issues, and shares the responsibility of waste management with other government bodies. Please refer to the following information which outlines authorities for various waste types.