Banksia Grove: removalist says he didn’t dump asbestos

The vehicle caught on Blake Weller’s security cameras.

The bag left behind.
Other items left behind.
The vehicle caught on Blake Weller’s security cameras. The bag left behind. Other items left behind.

UPDATE: The removal company owner admitted to dumping some waste including gyprock but denied leaving asbestos.

He believed the load was coming loose after returning from a job and noticed piles of rubbish in the area.

He said he always disposed of asbestos correctly and it was not in the items left outside the property.

“I know it’s not right but it’s not the way it’s made out to be,” he said.

“It’s not worth my while to dump asbestos.”

 

EARLIER: A BANKSIA Grove resident alleges an asbestos removal company dumping items outside his property.

Blake Weller’s security cameras captured a vehicle leaving commercial building material at his home on Thursday morning.

The dumped items included a bag labelled, ‘Do not inhale dust or puncture bag’.

“I went out to have a look and that’s when I noticed the asbestos bag,” he said.

“I guess he was just coming from a job site.”

The 4WD used featured an asbestos removal company logo so Mr Weller called the business to confront the driver.

“He said it was only one bag,” he said.

“He should know better. He shouldn’t have been dumping asbestos or non-asbestos items.

“I want him to be held accountable for his actions.”

Mr Weller reported it to the City of Wanneroo and a ranger attended his property that afternoon.

Acting community and place director Shane Spinks confirmed it was looking into the incident.

“City of Wanneroo rangers are continuing to investigate this issue and will determine what action can be taken after all evidence has been assessed, including taking statements from all witnesses,” he said.

According to Mr Weller, dumping of waste was an ongoing issue in the area.

The company did not return a request for comment.

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