Residents call for stop to a Tyre-Depot Hill
DEPOT Hill residents are calling for an end to illegal dumping in their South Rockhampton suburb.
A Jane St householder, who did not wish to be identified, wrote to The Morning Bulletin to express his disapproval after half-a-dozen tyres were left laying under a tree.
“I’d like to make you aware that our street is not your tip,” the frustrated resident wrote in a letter directed at the offender.
“We all saw you in your old style white station wagon, but lucky for you no one thought to get your rego.
“I do hope that if you offend again, that you are caught and fined.”
A Rockhampton Regional Council spokeswoman said a complaint was received about three days ago, but no evidence of who dumped the tyres had been found.
Another resident we spoke to yesterday had noticed the tyres about a month ago when he moved into the house which sits next to where the tyres were dumped.
Rockhampton Regional Council advised they removed the tyres late yesterday.
Councillor Ellen Smith, chair of Rockhampton Regional Council’s planning and regulatory committee, said council staff had looked into a complaint made by a Depot Hill resident.
“Illegal dumping is an issue all areas face, and unfortunately ours is no exception,” Cr Smith said.
Cr Smith said those who were caught illegally dumping waste can face “an on the spot fine of $2523”, which comes under the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011.
Heavier fines can be given depending on where the waste is dumped, under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.
NOT A TIP: More than half-a-dozen tyres were dumped at the end of Jane St in Depot Hill.
Councillor Ellen Smith advises that the tyres dumped at the end of Jane St in Depot Hill have been removed.