Illegal dumpers slapped with hefty fine in a Ballarat courtroom

June 20, 2023 3:51 pm in by
Image: Moorabool Shire

The Moorabool Shire had a ‘rubbish’ win in the Ballarat Magistrates Court last Friday, in a case that has been dragging on since September last year.

Two men who illegally dumped a large amount of household waste in Coimadai have been fined $13,000 plus clean-up costs.

The men, from a neighbouring shire, had paid a rubbish removal service to get rid of the waste, that business dumping it on the side of Reservoir Road Coimadai.

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“This is a great outcome for preserving the health of our communities and the integrity of our natural assets,” Acting CEO Caroline Buisson said.

“We hope this deters others from illegally dumping goods on Moorabool’s roadways, state parks or anywhere rubbish doesn’t belong.”

Illegal dumping of materials, whether household, building materials, chemicals or general waste, costs council about $80,000 a year to clean up.