Report business pollution

If you see any business-related pollution in North Sydney, please report it to Council so we can investigate. 

To report business pollution, submit an enquiry and include times, dates and frequency in your report.

Submit an enquiry


Local businesses must make sure they adhere to the following rules to prevent pollution:

  • Paint or wastewater produced from cleaning painting equipment must be disposed of correctly at an appropriate waste facility, or via the sewerage system. Allowing these substances to enter a stormwater gutter or inlet drain is classified as a pollution incident and is damaging to environment.
  • Suds from car-washing must not escape into a stormwater gutter or inlet drain. If this occurs, it will enter the Harbour and damage the marine ecosystem. All suds from car-washing should be directed onto a garden or lawn area.
  • Dust from large-scale excavation and demolition of building sites has the potential to enter the atmosphere. Dust suppression techniques should be employed on building sites, including the use of water and shade-cloth material.
  • Oil and fuel pollution can originate from food shops, cars, workshops and service stations. If left unreported, it can find its way from the roadway and footpath into the stormwater system.
  • Sewerage from broken and blocked private sewerage lines can enter waterways and public areas. Immediate action should be taken to address the problem.
  • Sediment, cement slurry, by-products and wastewater produced on building sites should be contained within the building site boundary. Allowing these materials to enter Council's stormwater system is a pollution offence.
  • Rubbish must not be dumped in Council's reserves, laneways or waterways as it can contaminate land and water environments. Dumped rubbish can include food waste, asbestos, building material, household furnishings and commercial waste.


Contact Council

Our Customer Service Centre operates from 9am to 5pm. Our Council Rangers are on duty and contactable seven days a week from 5.30am to midnight.

Address: Customer Service Centre, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060

Telephone: (02) 9936 8100

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