When members of the community report litter to EPA we investigate and verify the report. We may also issue a fine.
Last year, EPA issued 10,478 fines for littering. This is a breakdown of monthly fines for 2020:
- January 2020 1608
- February 2020 1303
- March 2020 982
- April 2020 952
- May 2020 640
- June 2020 844
- July 2020 814
- August 2020 590
- September 2020 489
- October 2020 587
- November 2020 767
- December 2020 902
Fines for littering
When someone reports littering from a vehicle, our enforcement officers will investigate and take action.
Examples of littering fines are:
- $330 for a small piece of litter
- $661 for a lit cigarette or burning litter.
Find out how we calculate fines.
Ways to report litter
EPA takes reports of litter from or near a vehicle. There are many ways you can report litter from or near a vehicle.
• Over the phone.
• Via our app (note that this is being replaced by an online form on 1 July 2021).
Find out how to report litter in any of these ways.
Reviewed 6 April 2021