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Monday 10th May 2021

May 10th 2021

Monday 10th May 2021

Bin hire company fined by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

The EPA has fined a company in Campbellfield, Victoria, for depositing waste at a site not licensed to accept it. EPA officers witnessed a tip truck from a bin hire company dumping the waste, a mix of construction and demolition waste.

EPA officers are out in the community conducting inspections regularly, so if you do the wrong thing, you risk being caught, said EPA Northern Metropolitan Manager Jeremy Settle.

“While the driver advised that the load was crushed rock, delivered to fill a hole, it was clear that it was mixed construction and demolition waste, as it contained bricks, concrete, tiles and plastic, among other things. Laboratory analysis of a sample collected from the waste also later showed that it contained asbestos,” Mr Settle said.

The company was fined $8,261.

Read the full article on the EPA Victoria website.

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