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Dob in a Dumper

Illegal dumping across the Warrumbungle Shire Council area is a growing problem and thanks to a $20,000 grant from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Council will be undertaking a study into the problem. ‚Äč

“The study will set baseline figures to understand dumping throughout the Warrumbungle Shire area”, said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd. “This study will give Council a better understanding of the amount of illegal dumping which takes place in the Shire, aiming to clean up our communities.” 

“The study involves recording all noted incidents of illegal dumping in the Shire and entering them into the EPA’s online database but this project will also need support of the community. Council would like to see the community jump on board and dob in a dumper”, said Cr Todd.

To get involved, anyone with a smart device or camera can help clean up the communities by taking a photo of the dumped waste and uploading the image to ridonline.epa.nsw.gov.au. You can do this while at the area of the dumped waste so that the GPS location will automatically upload, or if you are off-site you just need to enter the incident address.

“Council would appreciate the community helping to gain as much information as possible about illegal dumping but it’s important to make sure you stay a safe distance from the waste”, said Cr Todd.

“The study will help Council and the EPA gain a deeper understanding of dumping hotspots and trends in the region, and will help the Council become eligible for further EPA funding for cleaning up projects. We already know that there are dumping hotspots in the Shire but more data will help add to the bigger picture of dumping in the Shire”, concluded Cr Todd.

Alternatively, if you see illegally dumped waste in the Shire you can phone Council’s Environment and Development Services on (02) 6849 2000 to lodge the incident.  

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Last Updated: 09 Sep 2019

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