Singleton Council has reaffirmed its tough stance on illegal dumping ahead of the Christmas holiday period.
Mary-Anne Crawford, Acting Director Planning and Infrastructure said with some Council waste services affected by the Christmas Day public holiday, illegal dumpers will be targeted.
“Illegal dumping is a serious problem for the community, given the associated environmental, economic and health costs,” she said.
“Those who do not dispose of their waste correctly are on notice.”
You are in the sights of both Council and the illegal dumping squad, and if you get caught, you will pay a price.”
Earlier this year, a 36-year-old Singleton man was issued a $2,000 fine for illegally dumping household waste on Dyrring Road, Fern Gully- close to Council’s Waste Facility.
Coordinator of the Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad, Rob Robertson said waste material needs to be delivered to a facility that can lawfully accept it.
“In any case, just getting close and then expecting others to clean up your mess isn’t good enough,” he said.
Fines for illegal dumping commence at $2,000 and can reach a maximum of $250,000 for individuals and $1,000,000 for companies.
Domestic waste services will not be affected by the Christmas Day public holiday. Recycling and organics services will not be serviced on Monday 25 December 2017. This will affect services all week, with the Monday service to be collected on Tuesday 26 December 2017, and so on throughout the week. Council’s waste depot is closed on Christmas Day only.