Illegal dumping prevention and clean-up: handbook for Aboriginal communities
Illegal dumping prevention and clean-up: handbook for Aboriginal communities (08425illegaldumping.pdf 1.35MB) is designed to help Aboriginal communities plan, gain funding for and undertake projects that prevent illegal waste dumping and enable the clean-up of lands where dumping has occurred.
The handbook contains information on:
- where and why people illegally dump waste
- preventing further dumping and cleaning up of waste
- successful case studies of projects undertaken by Gandangara and Ngunnawal Local Aboriginal Land Councils
The handbook contains a form for reporting illegal dumpers, a project checklist and an example of a log sheet to track the progress of a project.
The handbook also contains information about grant funding for clean up projects. OEH's Clean Up and Deterrence of Illegal Dumping on Aboriginal Owned Land Program, commonly referred to as the Aboriginal Land Clean Up Program (ALCUP) is one way of obtaining funding for clean up projects.
The information in the handbook is summarised in a DVD, which is attached to the handbook and which you can also watch below. DVD acknowledgements
For more enquiries or to obtain copies of the handbook, contact OEH Environment Line on 131 555.
Illegal dumping prevention and clean-up: handbook for Aboriginal communities. (Time: 13 minutes)
This DVD includes information on the consequences of illegal dumping on Country as well as the 7 steps to a successful prevention and clean-up project:
Step 1: Assess your situation
Step 2: Seek help from others
Step 3: Apply for funding if required
Step 4: Stop dumping form happening again
Step 5: Clean up waste
Step 6: Tell others and celebrate
Step 7: Reflect and revisit
Case study 1: Ngunnawal (Time: 8 minutes)
In this case study, Ngunnawal Local Aboriginal Land Council, in partnership with Queanbeyan City Council, addressed illegal dumping with the assistance of a grant from DECC. The land is now protected by vandal resistant gates, fences, earth mounds and boulders.
Case study 2: Gandangara. (Time: 6 minutes)
In this case study, Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council worked in partnership with Sutherland Shire Council to erect barriers and remove rubbish with the assistance of a grant from DECC. Partners now are more aware of the problems and what further joint actions need to be taken to resolve them.
Page last updated: 12 July 2012