The costs in the last financial year. Street/Road signs: $41,000 Parks and reserves/public toilets/buildings/trees:
$122,000 Fly tipping/Illegal littering:
$45,000 Types of vandalism the South Waikato District Council reported:
Damage to signs which can include: defacing signs, signs being stolen and their posts being knocked over.
Damage on reserves: donuts on the grass areas, plants being ripped out, broken or hacked at.
Trees, mostly saplings, being ripped out, snapped or having their stakes removed
Building and windows being smashed. Illegal dumping Fly tipping Tagging
Dirty vandalism: The latest act of vandalism cost South Waikato ratepayers about $300 to replace damaged plants.