Dumpers rub­bished

Mandurah Coastal Times - - OPINION -

MAN­DURAH res­i­dent Barbara Briscoe is dis­gusted at the rub­bish on spare blocks on An­struther Road.

Ms Briscoe said rub­bish had been pil­ing up since Au­gust. She said the block across from the deli had re­cently been mowed, with rub­bish strewn ev­ery­where.

City of Man­durah chief ex­ec­u­tive Mark New­man urged res­i­dents to re­port any il­le­gal dump­ing as soon as pos­si­ble to en­sure of­fend­ers that dump items, such as house­hold ma­te­rial, build­ing and busi­ness rub­bish, were pros­e­cuted.

“Il­le­gal dump­ing is a con­cern, par­tic­u­larly in and around na­ture re­serves, build­ing sites, va­cant land and in iso­lated ar­eas,” he said.

“This type of lit­ter­ing has a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact, not only the clean-up cost but also on our pre­cious en­vi­ron­ment.

“In or­der to pros­e­cute of­fend­ers, the City re­quires ev­i­dence and the com­mu­nity’s sup­port in this es­sen­tial.

“Where dump­ing oc­curs on pri­vate land and no ev­i­dence of the of­fender is ob­tained, the City will con­tact landown­ers mak­ing them aware of the il­le­gally dumped rub­bish and re­quest their co-op­er­a­tion in hav­ing the waste re­moved.”

Res­i­dents can re­port il­le­gal dump­ing or lit­ter­ing to 9550 3777.

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