Do the right thing

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With il­le­gal dump­ing cost­ing the com­mu­nity more than $150 000 each year, Greater Shep­par­ton City Coun­cil, Parks Vic­to­ria and RiverCon­nect are call­ing on peo­ple to do the right thing and dis­pose of un­wanted goods and rub­bish cor­rectly.

Il­le­gal dump­ing can vary sig­nif­i­cantly from a small bag of rub­bish to large house­hold goods, such as white goods, mat­tresses and fur­ni­ture or build­ing ma­te­ri­als, aban­doned cars, car parts and hazardous waste, such as as­bestos, tyres or chem­i­cal drums in iso­lated ar­eas.

Visit one of coun­cil’s three Re­source Re­cov­ery Cen­tres to drop off any camp­ing re­lated rub­bish as well as any house­hold items, such as fridges or mat­tresses.

With Easter break around the cor­ner, coun­cil is en­cour­ag­ing all campers and hol­i­day mak­ers to do the right thing and dis­pose of un­wanted goods and rub­bish in the right bins.

Man­ager of en­vi­ron­ment Greg McKen­zie said il­le­gal dump­ing sig­nif­i­cantly im­pacted on wa­ter ways and na­tive wildlife as well as lo­cal tourism.

‘‘We en­cour­age peo­ple to re­port any il­le­gal dump­ing cases they see to the rel­e­vant or­gan­i­sa­tion,’’ he said.

‘‘With the help of our com­mu­nity, we can make sure our beau­ti­ful parks and nat­u­ral places are kept in great shape for ev­ery­one to en­joy.’’

Instances of il­le­gal dump­ing can be re­ported to:

Parks Vic­to­ria on 131 963 or email info@parks.vic.gov.au

the EPA Pol­lu­tion Hot­line on 1300 372 842;

Coun­cil on (03) 5832 9700.

greater­shep­par­ton.com.au

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