Man cops $5000 fine for illegal dumping

Man cops $5000 fine for illegal dumping

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Rubbish that was dumped in Martin bushland.

A 21-year-old Mount Richon man has been fined $5000 after he was found guilty of dumping a vehicle filled with rubbish in Martin bushland.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) launched an investigation after its covert cameras captured the stripped out four-wheel-drive cab being abandoned off Canning Mills Road on August 2 last year.

The cameras spotted Brandon Abson and a friend dumping the vehicle cab at the site using a white Toyota Prado and a trailer.

DWER senior manager of waste operations Matt Warnock said the department installed the covert surveillance at the site as it had previously been recognised as an illegal dumping hotspot.

“It didn’t take long for us to identify Mr Abson’s vehicle and track him down,” he said.

“Our message is clear – if you dump waste illegally, we will do everything we can to catch you and prosecute.”

Illegal dumping can be reported to DWER’s Pollution Watch hotline on 1300 784 782 or email [email protected]