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Reply By: Member - Craig F (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 14:41

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 14:41
I caught somebody in the bush bogged to the axels with a load of rubbish dumped behind him. Tailgate still down as he needed to pull forward to close it. He was driving an old Holden ute. It was down to the body pan with the front licence plate obscured.
He was there with a mate. Because he had dumped on the track I was forced to stop. My retreat couldn’t be quick due to tight turns in the track and small trees. They approached me as soon as they saw me. Turns out they had been there from late the night before. It was now 0500hrs and they had no phone. Told them I was going to my shed to pick up my recovery and camping gear and would return in about 40min.
As soon as I hit the road I called the local ranger. Call went to the Community security. They informed me that it was the DEC and rangers that dealt with this and could I call back during working hours as it wasn’t deemed an emergency (animal bite etc) hence they wouldn’t contact the ranger themselves.
Told them that it was a joke and that was that.
Received a call at 0930 from the Ranger and was asked for a detailed description and location. got a call back at 1100 to be told that they had just been out there and there was no sign of a car bogged and was I sure of the location... They did find a pile of rubbish on the track and rutts!!!!
I was then berated for not getting a licence plate so they could pursue the offenders.

Hope Queensland’s system works as Rubbish being dumped in the bush is a disgrace.


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Reply By: Honky - Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 15:24

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 15:24
Please I do not condone dumping but here are some facts.
I was talking to some Councils representatives and some of the Councils do not have tip fees and some do ( and very high at that ). Note that this is in the country.
The ones that do not have tip fees have no problems with illegal dumping.
The ones that have tip fees do.
My opinion is that we are going to see a lot of Asbestos dumping in the not to distant future.

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Follow Up By: allein m - Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 16:35

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 16:35
I live in Broken Hill and there is no tip fees and the tip is on the edge of town and we still have people to lazy to drive to the tip and dump rubbish on the regeneration area that circles the town

I think it is tip fees that stop some most i think are just lazy

2 days after xmas 2 years back this happened

taking our dogs for a walk in the regeneration area I found some dumped items all of there xmas gear drink bottles and empty boxes with the childrens full names still on the boxes

I took some photographs and some of the cards and handed them into local shire and local newspaper

and next morning it was printed in local news paper i would have love to see there face when they read the local paper especially the fact that the names were left on the boxes lol
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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 18:07

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 18:07
You're spot on Honky, tip fees definitely discourage people from using the official tips. Nothing of course will ever stop the smart arses from dumping rubbish, fines, fees or no fees.
In the northernPerth suburbs we have plenty of tips and apart from garden rubbish at weekends, all rubbish is charged for.
Go for a drive through Gnangara, Wilbinga, Moore River or any other park and just see the crap that gets dumped including asbestos fencing/sheeting which the councils won't pick up due to the hazard it represents to workers.
Take it to the tip and it must conform to a myriad horde of regulations before it's accepted at a handsome price.
Rubbish is big business now and we all know who have their sticky fingers deep in the honey pot of the businesses collecting those fees.
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 07:52

Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 07:52
I remember when I was a kid in the 1970's it cost 50c to go to the tip at Newcastle so fee's have been around for a while just new to some areas. I took photo's of a fellow dumping rubbish in the mid 90's in our local bush a washing machine ,fridge etc,etc a full ute load he came storming up to me while his daughter I reckon she was about 9yrs old was screaming at him to come back he turned around and went back good way to set an example for your kid. I called the police & the rangers & was not contacted back till 2 months later I told them to forget about it that they were to slow and wasting my time I was trying to help they really don't give a s### there not serious about catching people and back then they use to encourage you to put people in. I have never wasted my time ringing up again.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 00:53

Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 00:53
Keep Australia Beautiful covers all states: Click on the state you are in. You need to register for Western Australia.

The more reports the authorities get, the better chance they will have of re-educating those who are spoiling Australia for the rest of us.


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Reply By: allein m - Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 12:09

Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 12:09
when we fist moved to broken hill we went to posr augusta for a drive and i was amazed to see people walking along the hwy picking up empty cans and bottles.

for many it might be just a few cents or $s but for others it may help save for some thing they need

may be if we put a price on rubbish some people may even stop dumping and make some much needed cash

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Reply By: allein m - Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 12:23

Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 12:23
Not sure how many r ember the tip where the casino now stand s in Perth it has totally transformed the area we are so lucky we have land to be able to tip rubbish in many places around the world have land to dump rubbish and have to a fortune to have it removed

dumping it on the side of the road is not a long term answer they are leaving the rubbish for there kids to clean up in a way.
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