Illegal dumping is angering locals.
Illegal dumping is angering locals. Contributed

Rubbish dump anger

A LANDOWNER in Fairymead Rd is becoming increasingly frustrated at the illegal dumping of rubbish on his property.

Gary Kinna said he was aware neighbours were complaining about the unsightly mess on the vacant block, but he was doing all he could to stop the dumping.

"I went to the police and they said it's not their jurisdiction," he said.

"I went to Bundaberg Regional Council, but they want dates, times and photographs of the dumping."

Mr Kinna, who does not live in Bundaberg, said the dumping seemed to be happening in daylight.

He said he had the registration numbers of three of the vehicles that had been used in the past to dump the rubbish.

"When I get to Bundaberg again I'm going to put up a sign with the numbers on and ask if anybody knows who owns the vehicles," he said.

"I've just had a gutful."

Mr Kinna said he had got a quote to put a fence around the property, but he did not have the necessary $10,000 it would cost.

"My hands are tied," he said.

"When I get to Bundaberg I have to spend most of my time cleaning the place because of a few scumbags who are too lazy to go to the tip or don't want to pay the $5 fee."

Mr Kinna said he was frustrated at having to spend his own money getting rid of the rubbish that was being dumped.

A neighbour of the property, who did not want to be named, said the dumping had been going on for a couple of months.

"They're just dumping everything from concrete and dirt to household rubbish," she said.

"It looks dreadful sitting on the side of the road."

Bundaberg Regional Council health and environment director Greg Savage said they had not received any notification or complaints of rubbish being dumped on the site.

But if the council did receive notification, it could send an officer out to inspect what may be a dumping or planning issue, he said.



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