A massive clean-up of the Bourke Street Road Reserve in Cowra has provided pleasing results.
Council received $56,269 in Round Three of the NSW EPA Combating Illegal Dumping: Clean-up and Prevention Program in 2016 to target the illegal dumping hotspot.
Twelve months of hard work has seen the dumped waste in the area removed, fencing and signage installed and regular patrols of the area take place.
"Council is continually on the lookout for illegal dumping and encourages any resident that sees it take place to make a report to the NSW EPA immediately," said General Manager, Paul Devery.
Anyone caught illegally dumping can be issued with an on the spot fine from the EPA of up to $7,500, or $15,000 for companies.
"The environmental, social and financials costs of illegal dumping have a considerable impact on our community. Council provides services for resident's waste and recycling. By ensuring that you know about these services and use them correctly, you are helping to protect our community and environment from the problems caused by illegally dumped waste," Mr Devery said.
The Bourke Street Road Reserve clean-up project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. Illegal dumping can be reported via the 'Report Illegal Dumping' website - www.ridonline.epa.nsw.gov.au.