Residents Urged to Report Illegal Dumping

Inner West Council residents are invited to get smart to help get rid of illegal dumping in our community.

Council is working with the local Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) squad to investigate and solve illegal dumping in the LGA. Residents are encouraged to report incidents by registering for RIDonline at www.ridonline.epa.nsw.gov.au, or by calling 131 555.

Administrator Richard Pearson urged residents join forces with Council and the local RID Squad.

“Help us crack down on illegal dumping,” he said.

“If you see used household items, mattresses, old tyres, green waste or construction waste just report it.

”We want to wipe out illegal dumping in our community.

“If people know they run a good chance of being caught, they’ll start to think twice.”

If you register at RIDonline you can report illegal dumping activity, including the type of waste, a GPS location and even attach photos any time – all from your smart phone.

The local RID Squad are funded by Council and the NSW Environmental Protection Authority, who to work together and pool resources to tackle illegal dumping.

The RID Squad have issued $12,000 in Penalty Infringement Notices to people found to have illegally dumped items within the Ashfield area.

In the last financial year Waste Services and Rangers staff at Council’s Ashfield Service Centre have helped the RID Squad to get 114 illegal dumping incidents, which were cleaned up by the offender.

The penalties for illegal dumping are up to $15,000 in fines and potential jail time for anybody caught illegally dumping within five years of a prior illegal dumping conviction.

Residents can contact any of Council’s customer service centres on 02 9392 5000 to report illegal dumping incidents across the Inner West Council area.

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Page last updated: 12 Nov 2018