Managing Litter and Dumping

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tasmania prides itself on its clean air, water and land, yet litter is often visible in our parks, reserves and roadsides.

Not only is litter unappealing, it ends up in our waterways and in the ocean. Reducing and preventing littering and dumping is everyone’s responsibility: governments, businesses and individuals.  The State Government is addressing these problems by increasing the penalties for littering, releasing a Report Rubbish​ web application to facilitate more litter clean-ups and introducing a Container Refund Scheme in 2022.

More information about litter can be found at the links below:​​​​

  • About Litter
    Litter is material that is deposited in a way that creates disorder.
  • Litter Management in Tasmania
    ​Reducing and preventing littering and dumping is everyone’s responsibility: governments, non-government organisations, businesses, community and individuals.
  • What Individuals Can Do About Litter
    Reducing litter is everyone's responsibility - on a personal level and as part of the Tasmanian community. Individuals can make a difference.
  • Litter Education and Resources
    ​​​​There are numerous educational resources on litter and related topics.
  • Litter Statistics and Reports
    Litter statistics and reports provided by Keep Australia Beautiful in the National Litter Index