Fines issued after illegal dumping at scrap yard
Latrobe City Council is issuing fines of $330 to offenders caught on-camera illegally dumping goods at a scrap yard business in Morwell, despite signs stating that leaving items outside the yard will incur a fine.
The cost of cleaning up the dumped goods has so far resulted in a cost to the community of more than $4000.
“This is outrageous behaviour and shows a blatant disrespect for everyone else in the community,” Latrobe City Council Mayor, Cr Sharon Gibson said.
“Council, together with the Federal and State governments, has invested substantial money and time in beautifying the western entrance to Morwell and to have rubbish dumped outside a local business located there lowers the amenity of the town.”