What are the consequences?

Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, it is an offence to transport waste to or deposit waste in a place that cannot lawfully be used as a waste facility and also an offence to cause or permit it to be transported or deposited. Penalties for this offence can be up to $250,000 for individuals and $1 million for corporations. On the spot penalty notices from $2000 to $8000 can be issued by officers for lesser offences.

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