The ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign against illegal dumping of rubbish in Parramatta has begun.
The six week blitz will be carried out until June 27 and will target dumping hotspots in the Parramatta Local Government area.
Lord mayor John Chedid said clean ups of illegally dumped rubbish costs the council over $800,000 each year.
“In last year’s blitz there was a 47 per cent increase in catching illegal dumpers with 248 illegal dumping incidents reported and 23 fines and one clean-up notice issued to offenders,” Cr Chedid said.
During the blitz, council officers will patrol every street, every day in illegal dumping hotspot areas.
Where rubbish has been illegally dumped, council will not only target the offender but, where possible, put the rubbish back onto the offender’s property. Council officers will also inform the neighbours at each illegal dumping incident.
Individuals found guilty of illegally dumping rubbish face fines between $750 and $250,000, and up to seven years of imprisonment.
Illegal dumping hot spots in Parramatta:
Guildford – Woodville Road, Excelsior Street, Earl Street, Guildford Road
South Granville – Bennett Road, Clyde Street, Neilson Street, Mackay Street
Granville – Elizabeth Street, Blaxcell Street, Mary Street, Hewlett Street, The Avenue, Daniel Street
Harris Park – Harris Street, Alice Street, Arthur Street, Eleanor Street, Good Street, Bowden Street
Telopea – Brand Street, Howard Street, Adderton Street, Homelands Avenue, Telopea Street to Garde Street, Shortland Street
North Parramatta – Albert Street, Fleet Street, New Street, Dunlop Street, Castle Street, Iron Street, Prince Street, Mary Street, Gilbert Street, Saunders Street, Bellevue Street.