Chief Minister Stanhope has announced more cameras to watch for illegal dumping at recycling centres:
The ACT Government has installed two more closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) at existing 24-hour recycling centres in an effort to curb illegal dumping and the associated clean-up costs, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Jon Stanhope, said today.
This now means that all four regional recycling centres – Scollay Street in Tuggeranong, Botany Street in Phillip, Jolly Street in Belconnen and Bailieu Court in Mitchell – are monitored for illegal dumping.
Mr Stanhope said the latest cameras had been installed at the Belconnen and Mitchell centres and would help to reduce the incidence of dumping and identify offenders.
“Illegal dumping is costly to clean up and an environmental hazard for staff and the community,” Mr Stanhope said.
“The majority of people do the right thing but, unfortunately, some Canberrans have been using the centres illegally to dump items such as cooking oil, clothing, furniture, computers, TVs and whitegoods.
“These cameras will help to deter people from illegal dumping and identify offenders so fines can be issued. Signs are in place at each of the 24-hour recycling centres telling people that CCTV is in operation.”
Those caught dumping will be issued with fines of up to $11,000 for individuals and $60,500 for corporations.
Mr Stanhope said the community could assist by reporting illegal dumping to Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.
So we just need some cameras at the charity bins now?