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    ILLEGAL DUMPING……?

    In NSW alone local councils can spend up to combined 10 million a year cleaning up rubbish that has been illegally dumped by individuals or businesses. For the larger council this can equate to around $400,000 annually.

    Auburn council can in one week remove as much as 10 tonne of illegally dumped rubbish, with 8871 illegal dumping incidents rubbish within the Rockdale council.

    Tier 3 – on-the-spot fines

    • $750 on-the-spot fine for individuals for illegal dumping up to a maximum of $1500
    • $1500 on-the-spot fines for corporations for illegal dumping up to a maximum of $5000

    Tier 2 – use of land as waste facility without lawful authority

    • Maximum penalty in the case of an individual: $250,000 and, in the case of a continuing offence, a further penalty of $60,000 for each day the offence continues
    • Maximum penalty in the case of a corporation: $1,000,000 and in the case of a continuing offence, a further penalty of $120,000

    Tier 1 – disposal of waste: harm to the environment

    • Maximum penalty in the case of an individual: $1,000,000 and/or 7 years’ imprisonment
    • Maximum penalty in the case of a corporation: $5,000,000