Banksia Grove rub­bish dumper

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A BANKSIA Grove res­i­dent al­leges an as­bestos re­moval com­pany dumped items out­side his prop­erty.

Blake Weller’s se­cu­rity cam­eras cap­tured a ve­hi­cle leav­ing com­mer­cial build­ing ma­te­rial at his home on Thurs­day morn­ing.

The dumped items in­cluded a bag la­belled ‘Do not in­hale dust or punc­ture bag’.

“I went out to have a look and that’s when I no­ticed the as­bestos bag,” Mr Weller said.

“I guess he was just com­ing from a job site.”

The 4WD used had an as­bestos re­moval com­pany logo and Mr Weller called the busi­ness to con­front the driver.

“He said it was only one bag,” he said.

“He should know bet­ter. He shouldn’t have been dump­ing as­bestos or non-as­bestos items.

“I want him to be held ac­count­able for his ac­tions.”

The re­moval com­pany owner said he be­lieved the load was com­ing loose af­ter re­turn­ing from a job and no­ticed piles of rub­bish in the area.

He said he al­ways dis­posed of as­bestos cor­rectly and it was not in the items left out­side the prop­erty.

“I know it’s not right but it’s not the way it’s made out to be,” he said.

“It’s not worth my while to dump as­bestos.”

Mr Weller re­ported the dump­ing to the City of Wan­neroo and a ranger at­tended his prop­erty that af­ter­noon.

“While the waste has now been re­moved, the City of Wan­neroo is con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate this is­sue,” act­ing com­mu­nity and place di­rec­tor Shane Spinks said.

Blake Weller’s CCTV cam­eras caught this as­bestos re­moval com­pany ute dump­ing items out­side his prop­erty. In­set: the as­bestos bag.


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