Mud Tracks Lead To Fine

A Laverton North recycling company that allowed dirt and debris to be tracked out of its yard and down the street has been fined nearly $2,000 by EPA Victoria.

Onesteel Recycling Pty Ltd, trading as InfraBuild, allowed mud, dirt and gravel to track beyond the boundary of their Fitzgerald Road site as trucks left.

“Infrabuild is aware that they have a problem with escaping mud and wash water and while they have a street sweeper, they should have controls in place to ensure dirt never leaves the site in the first place,” EPA Western Metropolitan Acting Regional Manager Sam Sparks said.

“Our officers attended the site in May 2024 and could see where the mud had tracked. A fine of $1,923 will reinforce on them the need to take action and send a message to all businesses that caring for the environment and acting to protect it, is everyone’s business.”

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