Council acts on illegal green waste dumping

Tuesday, 06 February 2018

Council is very concerned at the unauthorised green waste dumping at the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve last week. Council received calls from several concerned residents who observed the dumping taking place.

“Residents are getting sick and tired of people flouting the law and damaging the local environment by illegally dumping waste,” said Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Susan Salter.

The Point Lonsdale Lighthouse precinct is of historical significance for its association with the maritime and defence history of Victoria and it is a much loved community open space.

“Collection of illegally dumped waste creates an unnecessary extra cost which ultimately affects our ratepayers.”

This should not be confused with the Green Army works which commenced on Monday 6 November 2017. The Green Army’s project consists of large-scale weeding, planting and management of indigenous vegetation. These activities are expected to generate a large amount of green waste for the duration of the rehabilitation project which is regularly disposed of from the site.

Waste removal is managed by Council-appointed contractors. Residents may notice additional collections of green waste at the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve for removal over the next fortnight.

Please keep a look out for any unauthorised dumping on the site. If you see any trucks on the PLLHR site dumping waste, please take down the registration number and vehicle details and call the Borough immediately on 5258 1377 and report this activity.

Alternatively you can report illegal dumping on the 24 hour EPA Pollution Hotline on 1300 372 842.