EPA grant to help council combat illegal dumping

File pic of illegal dumping of rubbish.

Kyogle Council has received a $72,100 grant from the NSW Environment Protection Authority to combat illegal dumping.

State MP Janelle Saffin said the grants were timely as residents were sick of putting up with the irresponsible actions of a few, especially given the increasing range of options for recycling, reuse and disposal.

Kyogle Council worked hard on developing its Parks are for People project, Ms Saffin said.

“Up here in Northern NSW we are fortunate to live in a beautiful part of Australia, and to see discarded goods and often hazardous waste scattered in our streets, parks, bushland and waterways is beyond annoying.

“There is simply no excuse for this type of behaviour.”

The EPA’s Illegal Dumping Prevention Grants will help councils and National Parks establish illegal dumping prevention projects to stop bulky or hazardous waste from being discarded.

The grants will support a range of strategies to deter illegal dumping including infrastructure such as fencing and gates, surveillance, education and clean-ups.

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