Tagged: illegal dumping

Watch out for dirt bags

February 6, 2017Posted in: Environment

Unsuspecting property owners in south west Sydney are falling victim to dirt bags who are providing them with soil that is contaminated with building and demolition waste, heavy metals or even asbestos. If the ‘dirt deal’ seems too good to be true, it probably is. That’s the message from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)...

Council warns of dangers of accepting ‘free’ fill

December 2, 2016Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding landowners to be vigilant when buying or accepting fill onto their properties. The call follows a number of recent incidents where residents have accepted discounted or ‘free’ fill only to learn later that the product is contaminated. “Our proximity to Sydney and other larger metropolitan areas makes our Shire an...

Don’t dump on charities

October 25, 2016Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council Rangers are seeking information regarding the recent dumping of used furniture outside the Mittagong branch of St Vincent de Paul. “Security vision captured two men dumping a well-worn lounge outside the rear of the Mittagong charity just after 9pm on Friday 14 October,” said Council’s Senior Ranger Troy McGlynn. “If anyone has...

Making sure your donation counts and doesn’t cost

May 25, 2016Posted in: Other

Donating to charities never goes out of fashion. Your good quality clothes, books, music and bric-a-brac not only get a new lease of life, but they also support Australians doing it tough and help reduce landfill. Remember though that charities are unable to accept items that are soiled, damaged or broken.  Doing so only takes...

Resident nabs $500 for ‘dobbing in a dumper’

May 11, 2015Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to report any illegal dumpings after fining a Moss Vale man for illegally dumping demolition waste including asbestos in bushland at Berrima. Senior Ranger Troy McGlynn said the offender was identified after Council received a tip-off from a resident. “It was as a result of the information we received...