Unlawful Dumping of Demolition Waste and Asbestos

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Crime Stoppers WA have joined forces to combat the unlawful dumping of demolition waste and asbestos.

The partnership will result in an easier way for people to anonymously report illegal dumping, by simply searching ‘Crime Stoppers WA’ online or phoning 1800 333 000. The matter will then be directed straight to Department of Water and Environmental Regulation investigators.

The unlawful dumping of demolition material, including asbestos, is an ongoing problem in some parts of Western Australia and the department is stepping up efforts to catch offenders, including demolition companies that occasionally do the wrong thing.

The partnership with Crime Stoppers WA means that members of the community do not need to remember which organisation to call if they observe demolition or asbestos waste being dumped or come across it – they can simply contact Crime Stoppers WA online or by phone.

We recommend that people ask their contracted demolition company about where their demolition waste is being disposed of, as well as requesting the contractor provide a receipt from the waste facility post disposal. Disposal fees are incorporated into the cost of demolition and a disposal receipt will ensure the correct procedure has been followed.

The Department are asking the WA community to be their eyes and ears and report any suspicious activity around unlawful dumping to Crime Stoppers WA. People reporting illegal dumping can remain anonymous as they are interested in their information, not their identity.

For further information, please visit: We’ve teamed up with Crime Stoppers WA to battle illegal dumping (www.wa.gov.au)