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Paraburdoo dump costs man $8000

Council contract goes awry.

STAFF REPORTER

A 56-year-old Tom Price man contracted by the Shire of Ashburton has been found guilty of illegally dumping up to 700 used tyres in Paraburdoo.

Tom Price Magistrates Court heard that during April 2013 the Shire of Ashburton contracted Heyden McKenzie’s business, Campdog Contracting and Earth Moving, to remove used tyres from refuse sites in Tom Price, Paraburdoo and Onslow.

McKenzie, who pleaded guilty, was paid by the shire to correctly dispose of the tyres to a licenced facility in Meekatharra.

However, McKenzie subcontracted another company and instructed it to dump the tyres on mine site land in Paraburdoo.

The dumped tyres were later removed by the shire.

The court ordered McKenzie to pay $8831 to the Shire of Ashburton to cover tyre removal costs.

Maximum penalties for illegal dumping are $62,500 for individuals and $125,000 for corporations.

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