Rubbish Dumping On Decline

Wyndham City’s continuing fight against illegal dumping of rubbish has resulted in a 38 per cent decrease during the January-March quarter.

The decrease has coincided with the establishment of Wyndham’s fleet of Rapid Response units, increased use of CCTV in hot spot locations, and greater enforcement to tackle illegally dumped rubbish and boost civic pride.

During January-March, a total of 2,202 tonnes of litter/dumped rubbish were collected across Wyndham – a decline of 38 per cent.

Wyndham City Mayor Cr Jennie Barrera said: “Our rapid response units were launched late last year and aim to keep our streets and open spaces tidy.”

“The trucks work in zones across Wyndham to ensure we prioritise the removal of dumped rubbish and clean up litter hot spots.”

“However, we have noticed an increase in litter dumping in February, which remains a concern.”

“We have noticed a higher level of large-scale commercial dumping during this period, and we are committed to working with residents and our partners to stamp out this behaviour.”

“Illegally dumped rubbish costs Council millions of dollars each year – an unfair burden on all ratepayers.”

“There’s no reason for residents to dump rubbish illegally when Council has a hard waste service and recycling facilities and a refuse disposal facility.”

“We are committed to our Keep Wyndham Clean campaign and aim to put a stop incidences of littering and dumping.”

To report illegal dumping visit: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/submit-customer-service-request

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