Illegal dumping probed

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph
Piles of trees and shrubs discovered dumped in Redbank in Port Hedland.
Camera IconPiles of trees and shrubs discovered dumped in Redbank in Port Hedland. Credit: North West Telegraph, Robert Dougherty

Town of Port Hedland rangers are investigating piles of trees and shrubs illegally dumped in Redbank.

The large amount of green waste, which includes paperbark, palm and other trees, at the end of Redbank Road, off Wilson Street was reported to the Town earlier last month.

Mayor Camilo Blanco said rangers were investigating and he encouraged residents to come forward with information if they had seen anything.

“The Town takes the illegal dumping of waste very seriously and will actively investigate reported occurrences,” he said.

“When illegal dumping is identified, it is essential that the matter is reported immediately to the Town of Port Hedland Ranger Services to facilitate an efficient investigation.

“In instances where dumping is repeated, active surveillance of the area will take place to ensure that offenders are caught and prosecuted.”

The Town asked for community support to combat illegal dumping in Hedland in January, as well as in March, 2015 after problems in Deep Water bushland and off Great Northern Highway in March, 2010. Resident Scott Westover said the area did have traffic along the road but homeowners had not seen anything suspicious.

“There’s a creek right there so there is a lot of people who take their boats down there, (however there’s been) nothing untoward,” he said.

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