Concern at spike in illegal dumping


Illegal dumping, like this example at Madora Bay, has grown at an alarming rate.
Illegal dumping, like this example at Madora Bay, has grown at an alarming rate.

The City is likely to spend more than $130,000 to clean up unsightly illegal dumping or littering during 2015/16, an amount that has nearly doubled since 2012/13.

Residents are urged to be the City’s ‘eyes and ears’, reporting offenders who deliberately dump household, building and business rubbish.

Mayor Marina Vergone said illegal dumping was a big problem in Mandurah, particularly in and around nature reserves, building sites, vacant land and isolated areas.

“Ratepayers are given tip passes and verge waste collections, yet illegal dumping continues to grow at a concerning rate,” she said.

“Illegal dumping and littering has a significant impact, not only the clean-up cost but the impact on our precious environment.

“We hope residents will take ownership of their surrounds and report illegal dumping or littering to 9550 3777 to keep our city clean.”

Visit www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/waste