Anthony’s tyred of the rubbish

By Melissa Meehan
BAYLES resident Anthony Ray says he is sick and tired of tyres dumped along the side of the road near his property.
Mr Ray contacted the Gazette last week, after noticing up to 20 old tyres dumped along Scanlons Drain Road.
“This isn’t the first time they have been dumped here,” he said.
“I am sick and tired of it happening.”
Mr Ray contacted the Cardinia Shire to lodge a complaint and removal of the tyres was organised within a day.
As part of Cardinia Shire Council’s Litter Strategy 2008-11, illegal dumping of rubbish is a priority issue for the municipality.
Once a report has been made a Local Laws officer will investigate the dumped items to attempt to establish where they came from.
If an individual is identified they are then visited by the Local Laws officer and asked to remove the rubbish.
If the officer is unable to establish where the rubbish came from, they will forward the report to the council’s operation depot for inclusion in the next dumped rubbish collection.
This happens once a month.
People who are identifiedas dumping the rubbish can be issued with an infringe-ment notice, with fines rang-ing from $110 to $6000 if the matter goes to court.
The average number of reported rubbish dumpings is 25 per month.

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