Help keep Wingecarribee clean, cover your load!

15 September, 2023Posted in: Other

car with trailer and cover over load

As Spring returns, the natural splendour of our Shire comes back to life. We must all do our part to maintain the beauty of our Shire by properly securing waste when transporting it. Whether you’re using a trailer, truck or utility vehicle, please make sure your load is covered.

More than just an eyesore, failing to cover your trailer could cost you a fine. It was necessary for our Council Ranger responsible for illegal dumping to enforce this recently by issuing a $750 infringement notice under the Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation

You can help us to prevent unsightly litter across our Shire. If you witness any instances of illegal dumping or unsecured waste loads you can report it via RID Online or call 131 555.

You may of course, also reach out to the Council’s Rangers by calling (02) 4868 0888,” Council’s Ranger for Illegal Dumping says.

Residents can rest assured that any information provided will be treated confidentially. “It helps to include as much detail as possible, such as the location, date and time,” Council’s Ranger explains. “If it’s safe to obtain, letting us know the registration of any vehicle involved will assist with pursuing prosecution of the offender.”

It is important to recognise that illegal dumping of waste is a criminal act and has serious implications for our community, environmentally, socially and financially. The Wingecarribee Local Illegal Dumping Strategy is based on these principles and anyone who fails to cover their load whilst transporting, could face a fine of up to $750, and corporations may be fined up to $1,500, under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.

“We appreciate the cooperation of our community members as we work together to keep our beautiful Shire clean and free from unsightly and damaging, illegal dumping,” says Adan Davis, Wingecarribee Shire Council’s, Director, Communities and Place.


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