Georges River Council takes aim at illegal dumpers

Rubbish dump: Rubbish and furniture were left on median strips in Sans Souci and Ramsgate last year. Picture: Supplied

Rubbish dump: Rubbish and furniture were left on median strips in Sans Souci and Ramsgate last year. Picture: Supplied

Georges River Council has vowed to stay tough on illegal dumpers after recording a win in Sutherland Court.

Council staff were called to a Hurstville street in October last year after reports that household waste was added to a pile of rubbish that had been legally put out as part of a council organised clean up.

The offender was later identified and prosecuted.

During a May 9 appearance at Sutherland Local Court he pleaded guilty and ordered to pay a fine and council’s legal costs.

A council spokesman said council placed a strong emphasis on combating illegal dumping and will actively investigate and take legal action against people found to be illegally dumping.

That includes placing waste on other residents’ scheduled clean up piles.

The maximum penalty for an individual found to be illegally dumping materials is $250,000.

Anyone with information on illegally dumping should contact Georges River Council.

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