Crack down on illegal dumping

Published 6:00am 19 July 2023

Crack down on illegal dumping
Words by Nick Crockford

Nine people are being prosecuted by Moreton Bay Regional Council after allegedly being caught dumping more than 2500 litres of waste. 

Each faces Magistrate Court fines of up to $57,500.

Council is cracking down on illegal dumping across the region to show its commitment to ‘Going Green as we Grow’.

Mayor Peter Flannery said illegal dumping was not only illegal and an unsightly mess, but it also presented a biohazard and bushfire risk to the environment.

“These illegal dumping sites can be made up of dangerous material like chemicals that can cause bushfires or put our community and environment at risk,” he said.

Free waste disposal

“Our Council officers have compiled a host of evidence through mobile CCTV cameras around our region and other means that will be presented in court.

“There’s no excuse for illegal dumping in Moreton Bay, especially when Council offers free waste disposal at our tips throughout the region.

“We are taking this issue very seriously.

“Council is committed to building a bright future where the environment we all love is protected and prosecuting alleged offenders is just one way we’re doing that.”

Council allows Moreton Bay residents free tipping (capped at 3 tonnes or 26 visits per year) - click here for all waste-related information.

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