huge pile of rubbish dumped on Pine Creek Way has prompted Council to remind
the community that illegally dumped waste can lead to fines totalling thousands
years ago, the State Government introduced tough new penalties to tackle the
problem of illegal dumping which include a prison sentence of up to two years
for repeat offenders,” said Robert Percival, Council’s Section Leader
Compliance and Regulatory Enforcement.
people that dumped the rubbish on Pine Creek Way should be aware that Council rangers
are actively investigating its source and they could be in line for a major
the Protection of the Environment Operations Act, fines of up to $15,000 can
apply. An individual can face a fine of $2,000 and the fine can go up to $4,000
if the dumped rubbish contains asbestos.
week a fine of $2,000 was issued for illegally dumped waste in Woolgoolga.
should be aware that waste materials that are placed out for collection prior
to the weekend before a scheduled kerbside bulky goods service are classed as
illegal dumping and are treated as such,” added Mr Percival.
dumped waste on Pine Creek Way coincided with scheduled kerbside bulky goods
collections in that area. The materials appear to have been dumped by a number
of people and include many items not accepted in the normal bulky waste
collections - such as household waste, tyres and gas bottles.
Anyone wishing to find out when their next scheduled kerbside
bulky goods collection is due can call the hotline – 1800 265 495 – or download
the mobile app ‘MyBin’ for iOS and Android devices or check on www.coffscoastwaste.com.au
Residents are asked to note that materials
are only to be placed on the kerb the weekend before the scheduled
Acceptable materials include whitegoods,
furniture, mattresses, household appliances, ironing boards, toys and bikes, carpet
or lino up to 1.5 metres in length and not heavier than 50 kilos, small amounts
of metal frames, guttering and timber.
Items that cannot be included in a
kerbside bulky goods collection include tyres, hazardous materials or chemicals,
building materials, gas bottles, general household waste, glass or mirrors, car
batteries, greenwaste and recyclables.