Call to dob in illegal dumpers

This has sparked Joondalup chief executive Garry Hunt to ask residents using a tree cutting service to check when their next bulk collection is scheduled.

�The City has received reports that residents in the Kingsley area have been informed by a tree service company to leave waste on their verges despite their bulk collection being four months away,� Mr Hunt said.

�Green waste can not be left on a resident�s verge any longer than 10 days prior to a scheduled bulk collection.�

The City is urging residents to report anything suspicious such as vehicles dumping tree cuttings on verges to ranger services on 1300 655 860.

�The City�s ranger services team would also like to hear from any residents who may have photo or video footage of green waste vehicles illegally dumping cuttings in the Kingsley area.�

On the spot fines of $200 apply for waste dumped on verges more than 10 days before bulk collection and if it proceeds to court, fines can be up to $5000.

If the City is required to remove the waste, the costs can be recovered from the property owner.

Residents can check when their bulk collections are at joondalup.wa.gov.au, under waste management.