Don’t Just Dump It

Cessnock City Council is encouraging the community to come forward if they have any information about the illegal dumping of asbestos in Mount Bright. 

Cessnock City Council is encouraging the community to come forward if they have any information about the illegal dumping of asbestos in Mount Bright.

The waste was dumped in early August on Mount Bright Road, Mount Bright and consisted of asbestos sheeting and insulation. The site has since been cleaned up in accordance with environmental legislation.  

 Cessnock City Council General Manager, Stephen Glen said illegally dumping waste is a very serious offence.  

“It has the potential to put the community, environment and livestock at risk and it is very disappointing that some people choose not to dispose of their waste in a responsible and safe way”.

“If you see illegal dumping or discover dumped waste, report it straight away because you can help prevent damage to our communities’ health and the environment”.

 “If caught heavy fines apply and repeat offenders can even be sentenced to prison”, Mr Glen said.    

Dumped waste poses a risk to the environment and to human health. You can report illegal dumping by calling the EPA’s Environment Line on 131 555 or Council on 4993 4100.   Alternatively you can now report illegal dumping online via your smartphone.  Simply visit ridonline.epa.nsw.gov.au to submit your report.  

If you see litter being thrown or blown from a vehicle or trailer report it online www.epa.nsw.gov.au/heytosser  

If you see or are aware of illegal activity:

  • call the NSW Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Your personal details will not be made public or passed on to the person responsible for the dumping.  

The Hunter/Central Coast RID Squad is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative funded from the Waste Levy.

For more information visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/environment/illegaldumping