A LANDSCAPE gardener left tax invoices identifying his business when he illegally dumped a big pile of junk in Jandabup.
The dumping, which included a washing machine and a couch, cost Mark-Anthony Patrick Moore (34) $3500 in fines in Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday.
Moore did not appear in court.
Magistrate Deen Potter considered the offence “quite a significant dumping” in handing down his penalty, which also included $328.70 in costs.
A Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) spokeswoman said a covert camera captured the man towing a trailer filled with the household waste on June 6.
He offloaded the contents on the side of Warbrook Road near the entrance to Sydney Road.
Inspectors found tax invoices amongst the rubbish, which identified the man’s name and business.
DWER investigations senior manager Matt Warnock said officers worked with the City of Wanneroo and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to bring the case to court.
“Instead of making sure the waste was properly disposed of at a landfill, this person chose to illegally dump it—potentially impacting people’s health and the environment,” he said.