Do the right thing
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
the EPA Pollution Hotline on 1300 372 842;
Council on (03) 5832 9700.