Fines over illegal dumping near Kurri

ON THE TRAIL: Investigators from the Hunter-Central Coast Regional Illegal Dumping squad comb the pile of illegally dumped waste near Kurri Kurri. Picture: Marina Neil

ON THE TRAIL: Investigators from the Hunter-Central Coast Regional Illegal Dumping squad comb the pile of illegally dumped waste near Kurri Kurri. Picture: Marina Neil

A Thornton man is facing fines of about $4000 over the illegal dumping of waste near Kurri Kurri in February.

About 30 tonnes of building and demolition waste were dumped near a roundabout in the Hunter Economic Zone on the night of February 20.  

Investigators from the Hunter-Central Coast Regional Illegal Dumping squad took samples from the site, and their inquiries led to the 46-year-old man being interviewed over the incident. 

The squad’s coordinator, Rob Robertson, said in addition to the fines, the man would be held responsible for the clean-up costs, which would be “considerable”.

Last year, the Hunter-Central Coast RID squad received 1241 reports of illegal dumping in the region.   

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