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$5000 fine for West Swan dump

Rivervale law flouter caught in the act.

STAFF REPORTER

A 64-year-old Rivervale man has been found guilty in Midland Magistrates Court of illegally dumping construction waste in West Swan.

Midland Magistrates Court heard that on June 19 last year, Ron Wimbridge dumped building waste including sand, timber, concrete and bricks at a vacant block of land on Victoria Road in West Swan.

Witnesses who saw Wimbridge’s dump recorded the registration number of his vehicle which was then reported to Department of Environment Regulation investigators.

Wimbridge, who pleaded guilty, was ordered to pay a $5000 fine and costs of $469.30.

DER Director General Jason Banks said the conviction was an example of how members of the community could work with the his department to combat illegal dumping.

“I thank the community members who had the foresight to take down the vehicle registration during this illegal dumping, which allowed the department to successfully investigate the incident,” Mr Banks said.

“We will continue to prosecute people who flout the law when it comes to illegal dumping.”

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

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