Dumped Tyres: Finding Solutions for a Cleaner Future

Who manages dumped tyres in Australia?

Local councils are the ones dealing with the major task of handling dumped tires. Detecting, reporting, removing, and disposing of dumped tyres requires a lot of resources. 

This cleanup process involves everything from transporting the tyres to recycling facilities to setting up measures to prevent future dumping. 

The costs associated with these processes take away funds that could be used for other important community projects.


Certain kinds of locations can end up becoming dumping hotspots, due to being secluded, not near residential areas, or in a remote place.

Unfortunately, this means places like parks, reserves, and even waterways end up being targeted.

Commercial areas

Dumpers seem to prefer spots that are quiet and out of sight. Commercial areas? They're big targets - like this one in Kingston, south of Logan Central Queensland.

A seldom-used road with no lighting and a bit of dense scrub means dumpers return here time and time again.

Quiet country roads

Those back roads and open spaces? They see plenty of action.

This out-of-town hotspot near Black River, Queensland, saw 10 incidents in less than 12 months.


And it doesn't stop there — even suburban areas aren't safe from this dumping trend. Like this area south of Adelaide’s CBD that has seen a lot of activity in the streets.

Part of a bigger picture

While Snap Send Solve makes reporting a breeze, we're well aware that there's more than one way for councils and authorities to gather intel on dumped tyres.

Our app captures a piece of the dumped tyre puzzle. That people in the community can report dumped tyres anywhere across the country, instead of one limited area, means the data collected can be seen as an aggregate for the nation.

This knowledge is the compass guiding us toward smarter policies to tackle illegal dumping head-on. Picture this: cleaner neighbourhoods, greener landscapes, and healthier communities – all from the power of data-driven insight.

Community action

Making it easy for people in the community to report dumped tyres is one part, but this is the reactive part.

Community awareness needs to be the driving force that fuels our journey to cleaner spaces. How do you properly dispose of tyres?

Councils may invest in things like signage and even videosurveillance in known hotspots, or even greater actions. 

Our app empowers everyday heroes to put local councils on alert where there’s illegal tyre dumping. 

We're not just about reporting – Snap Send Solve actively teams up with councils, community groups, and environmental agencies to raise awareness and promote sustainable practices. Let's work together toward a brighter, cleaner future!