Sunday, May 26, 2024

Tip truck dumpers caught on camera

Two brazen dumpers have been caught red-handed unloading a tipper truck full of rubbish and leaving it in the middle of a Sydney street.

The duo who were driving a white tipper truck were captured on CCTV and reported to Police and Canterbury Bankstown City Council by Belmore residents late last year.

The footage shows the pair quickly alighting from the truck under cover of darkness with the tray raised and emptying the contents onto the roadway.

The truck’s owner, along with the person responsible for the waste, were both identified and fined a total of $9,500 for transporting excess waste to an unlawful waste facility and failing to comply with a notice.

They were also ordered to cover the Council clean-up costs which totalled $2,000.

The men leave the truck’s cab and pull material from the back of the vehicle.

Canterbury Bankstown Mayor, Bilal El-Hayek said the roadway was blocked to motorists and Council staff managed to clean up the building, demolition and general waste which stretched from Allegra Avenue to Chapel Lane.

“The community is fed up with those who cut corners and dump on our City,” Mayor El-Hayek said.

The men speed off from the scene in the truck.

Mayor El-Hayek praised the local residents who assisted Council investigators with information and CCTV footage.

“Those who witnessed the incident worked with Council during the investigation and even offered to help,” he said.

“May this act as a warning to all those who are thinking about dumping – you will be caught, and you will be fined!”

Council’s concerted efforts to tackle household illegal dumping have led to a 54% reduction in offences and a 130% increase in booked clean-ups across priority areas since May 2022.

Mayor El-Hayek said dedicated Council Officers were targeting problem areas with high visibility education campaigns, street patrols and motion sensor cameras to catch offenders.

“I’m proud of our team who are working to catch the offenders, but our Officers cannot be everywhere at all times,” he said.

“We also rely on residents to be our eyes and ears.”View CCTV footage of the incident here.

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