Illegal Dumping

Matthew 24 January 2008 122

We all are victims of illegal dumping, whether you have hired a skip yourself and found it full by the time you got home from work, or just the bags of rubbish blowing throughout the bush. Some of us even see the illegal dumping in our waterways and the sea itself.

Today however an illegal dumper got caught, the photo’s are here:

The culprit.

The rubbish.

The act itself.

The rego.

The wife and dog.

[Ed – Matthew even sent in an image of an address on one of the packages dumped, which we have decided not to run. Does anyone know who you contact if you have a complaint regarding illegal dumping? Matthew have you done this or are you happy just to shame them on Riot?]


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Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 10:19 am 25 Jan 08

I vote we make “We don’t need your wet arsed social welfare views here mate. Comment by Pandy — 24 January, 2008” a tagline.

Fletcher123 Fletcher123 10:17 am 25 Jan 08

We used to call dumped stuff on the nature strip “Charnwood Gnomes”.

howdy howdy 9:39 am 25 Jan 08

It would probably be wise to take down the address. You don’t know what the ‘wrong’ person could do with this information and you don’t want to be responsible for any harm that could come to them. How would you feel if they were then subject to a violent break in, or even an arson attempt. A much worse crime than dumping rubbish in a skip. People have shot their neighbours in Sydney for lesser crimes against society…

Not only that you could be bringing harm to the wrong person. I have several mail boxes at home with someone else’s address on them, just because they are reusable and handy to carry things home in. When I send something to my brother I send it to my parents home rather than his house cause there’s someone at my parents home to collect it.

Give the address to the authorities, but not the public. The only thing the public can do with it is the WRONG thing.

s-s-a s-s-a 9:03 am 25 Jan 08

And in return we all know Matthew’s last name and that he is proud owner of a Nikon D200. It’s beyond me why anyone would put EXIF data in the public domain…

Pandy Pandy 8:21 am 25 Jan 08

Because all those cnuts who dump at places like the Salvos bins need to be shammed. Hargraeves telling us that they have prosecuted people in the distant past does not affect behaviour now. Whereas some TT or ACA treatment would get the town talking and have these low lifes think 10 times before illegally dumping.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:40 am 25 Jan 08

Matthew took photos of people in public places. Perfectly legal.

Yep, no dramas with that.

What about posting the dude’s address in the public domain without permission?

As I’ve said, I just don’t get the need to make a post about this on RA. By all means approach the relevant authorities with the evidence gathered and then let them do their job and chase it up.

Pandy Pandy 11:48 pm 24 Jan 08

We don’t need your wet arsed social welfare views here mate.

You You 11:24 pm 24 Jan 08

I don’t see the big deal? He was dumping rubbish into a skip, rather than into the bush and supposedly that is a bad thing?

The two biggest problems I see here are that first, the cost of taking something to the tip is friggin ridiculous in this massively overrated and overcharged city. And secondly, some dick decided to post someone’s rego plates and identity on the internet so that they could be harrased for placing their rubbish into a skip which would be taken to a designated tip anyway.

You know Canberra is a boring place filled with boring people when we’re getting upset over bullshit like this.

justme78 justme78 11:00 pm 24 Jan 08

How strange, I recognised the unusual spelling of the first name on the addressed package, and then realised why… The person on it is advertising a dining table and chairs on allclassfieds at the moment, and I actually contacted her about it a few weeks ago, but didn’t end up buying it as she wanted the same price for it second hand as it cost brand new…

ant ant 10:28 pm 24 Jan 08

Onya Matthew, someone actually doing something rather than putting up with it, or making the odd complaint. No one else’s going to do anything, so taking pictures and hoisting them at least goes some way to getting back at people who take advantage and stuff things up for the rest of us.

These days you have to have “evidence” to get anything done by the cops, or the council, or whoever. Pictures, recordings, corroboration, whatever. So snap away.

Doctor Evil Doctor Evil 9:34 pm 24 Jan 08

For god’s sake give the poor guy a break, he’s still stuck with a ford and the dog…..

and the hairy thing with the collar….

Pandy Pandy 9:22 pm 24 Jan 08

So what are you doing here Barney?

It was an illegal act: shame them.

barney barney 9:17 pm 24 Jan 08

The RiotACT: The forum for pulp brained moronic no life Nazi’s.

luke79 luke79 9:02 pm 24 Jan 08

Innocent untill proven guilty.. Taking pictures of people doing something that could be illegal is one thing, but puting up pictures of someones address on the internet and relating it to an alleged crime is over stepping the mark i think. I have no problems with the idea of naming and shaming but it needs to be very carefully administrated, not put into the hands of the general public or some goose with a camera and an agenda. I dont really have a problem as such with someone taking pictures of people doing the wrong thing and then passing them onto the police or relevent people, i think it’s a bitt childish and sooky but so are a lot of people in canberra (except in the case of a significant crime). Puting those pictures on the internet and linking them to a crime, esspecially when someones address is published is stepping way over the mark. If anyone did such a thing to me, they would either find themselves in some kind of legal situation or perhaps worse. We have police, we can easiy provide them with information. Let them take relevant action and let the courts decide their fate.
Theres also a great saying about people in glass houses throwing stones…

Pandy Pandy 8:01 pm 24 Jan 08

Shame them. Then place them in stocks and throw rotten tomatoes at them.

Any complaints?

We will send you to Camp X-ray

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 7:17 pm 24 Jan 08

Matthew took photos of people in public places. Perfectly legal.

Onya Matty.

swamiOFswank swamiOFswank 6:55 pm 24 Jan 08

I dont’ really see the difference between Matthew’s pics of illegal dumping and those that the female ranger took last Friday afternoon outside Mitchell Salvo’s of people illegally dumping. Sure, the ranger is employed to do that, but either way, dumpers suck and mess up the environment. I don’t care who catches them – we all have a responsibility to do our bit to prevent illegal dumping.

By the way, I’ve called the Police a couple of times when I’ve observed people taking dumped items from out the front of the Salvo’s at Mitchell. Having waited nearby to see if they’d bother to come, they did come, scared the shite out of the scumbags that pilfer the best of the dumped stuff, and moved them on. What did it accomplish? Some jerk get a fright and realised that people watch and don’t like thieves. Maybe he’ll tell his friends. Maybe the Salvo’s, far from having to pay to dump the junk at the tip, will find a few things to actually sell. At least that way they have a chance to break even.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 6:09 pm 24 Jan 08

Matthew, what you’re doing for the community is great, but Holden really does have a point. By posting these photos in an attempt to shame the offender, you have effectively taken the law into your own hands.

Danman Danman 5:28 pm 24 Jan 08

If anyone hires a skip i would be happy to work for free doing static security – just give me a fold up chair and baseball bat. I need not be violent – the threat alone from me is often enough – even though I am a teddy bear – but don’t tell the bad guys 🙂

Matthew Matthew 5:26 pm 24 Jan 08

Holden Caulfield, I do something rather public as a hobby and take a bashing for it on a daily basis. What I am doing is considered by most to be a public service, and I do not get paid for it (despite what some claim, in fact last year it cost me at least $10k). People who disagree with me have already posted my pictures, including some rather defamatory altered ones, my full name, address and a lot of other public info. In 2003 I got death threats for it which resulted in APF action and I regularly get people ask me if I’m afraid of the organised crime gangs that I often cross. I don’t, when my time is up it will be up, in the mean time I will do what I can to do what is right. It is rare that something as trivial as illegal dumping (in a skip) will p**s me off, however in the same carpark we have had 3 people attacked, one of which was a young lady, and another the building owner who had to have the damage surgically corrected. For that reason I have my camera on me at all times, and it was more the blatancy of this one.. 9am with staff pulling in and out of the car park… The guy has some balls that’s for certain.

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