Cal­en­dar dumping leads to date in court

Joondalup Times - - NEWS -

A PADBURY man was paid to de­liver cal­en­dars but in­stead il­le­gally dumped them in Jand­abup bush­land, Joon­dalup Mag­is­trates Court was told this month.

Nathan Robert Green (25) was fined $3000 and or­dered to pay $328 in costs af­ter ad­mit­ting he dumped cal­en­dars and pam­phlets at a War­brook Road site four times dur­ing Septem­ber last year. On Septem­ber 10, Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment Reg­u­la­tion (DER) covert cam­eras cap­tured Green driv­ing his white Toy­ota Hilux loaded with bun­dles of the ma­te­rial to the site be­fore leav­ing with an empty tray.

DER se­nior in­ves­ti­ga­tions man­ager Matt Warnock used the con­vic­tion as an ex­am­ple of the ef­fec­tive­ness of covert cam­eras. The depart­ment runs about 200 dumping in­ves­ti­ga­tions per year.

“This of­fender had been paid to de­liver these cal­en­dars and in­stead drove to the bush and dumped them,” he said.

“This was bla­tant il­le­gal dumping by some­one who showed no re­spect for the law or the en­vi­ron­ment.”

Reports of il­le­gal dumping can be made to 1300 784 782 or pol­lu­tion­ au.

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