Maddington: complaints over illegal rubbish dumps


Maddington resident Ian McNamara with some of rubbish dumped on the street. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au   d461032
Maddington resident Ian McNamara with some of rubbish dumped on the street. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au d461032

TWO Maddington residents say they are sick of people dumping rubbish on their property and on the streets.

River Avenue residents Ian and Vicki McNamara say they have to constantly pick up rubbish.

Last month, rubbish was dumped on the corner of |their street and the City of Gosnells said they immediately arranged a collection after an inspection.

Resident Ian McNamara said he was constantly cleaning rubbish up and finding rubbish when he mowed the lawn.

“We have a big area,” he said.

“It’s been going on for years; people dump it on the spot.”

The City of Gosnells said River Avenue was not a hotspot for the illegal dumping but |acknowledged it was a major issue.

“The City will remove illegally dumped waste from verges and, where it has evidence of who dumped the rubbish, will pursue a prosecution and |endeavour to recover the costs of removing the rubbish from the offender,” he said.

“Illegal dumping is a significant problem for local governments and there are several known hot spots within the City of Gosnells. The City has erected signage at these sites to highlight penalties to would-be offenders and regular patrols are conducted by rangers.

The City is a member of the Rivers Regional Council and is working with them on a regional strategic plan to address litter and illegal dumping.”