Illegal littering in Murray stacks up

Illegal littering in the Shire of Murray is stacking up, with rubbish and building waste piling up road reserves and environmentally sensitive areas, posing a threat to residents and the local environment.

In the last few weeks, asbestos has been reported in public spaces exposed to the general public, and rubbish blocking emergency service access ways.

“There has been 110 cases of illegal rubbish dumping within the Shire of Murray since July 2016,” Murray Shire chief Dean Unsworth said.

“The Shire is liaising with the Department of Environment Regulation regarding possible offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

“The maximum penalty for illegal dumping is $62,500 for an individual and $125,000 for a corporation.”

Dumping hotspots currently under the Shire’s close watch include North Dandalup, North Yunderup and Stake Hill.

To report any suspicious behaviour call the Shire of Murray Ranger Services on (08) 9531 7777 or send an email to mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au.