Clarkson man fined for illegal dumping waste in Nowergup

Clarkson man fined for illegal dumping waste in Nowergup

A CLARKSON man has been fined after a covert camera caught him illegally dumping demolition waste in Nowergup.

The Department of Environment Regulation fined the 34-year-old $7500 earlier this month in relation to the March 18 incident.

A department statement said the man drove a white tip truck to a disused Wesco Road quarry after demolishing a Morley garage.

He dumped a load of waste measuring 3m wide by 1.5m high made up of soil, dead green waste, plastic piping, concrete slabs and house bricks.

CCTV images showed the truck making the drop.

Department director general Jason Banks said illegal dumping impacted on people’s health and the environment, while imposing unnecessary costs on others.

“This incident saw an offender, carrying on a commercial enterprise that produces waste, choose to illegally dump it rather than properly dispose of it,” he said.

“I urge anyone who witnesses illegal dumping to report it to us, so we can take action.”

Maximum penalties for illegal dumping are $62,500 for individuals and $125,000 for corporations.

Reports of shady behaviour can go to the 24-hour Pollution Watch Hotline on 1300 784 782 or pollutionwatch@der.wa.gov.au.