Renovation & Construction Waste
If waste is illegally dumped and harms the environment, the maximum penalty for a corporation is $5 million. For an individual, the maximum penalty is $1 million or 7 years imprisonment, or both.
Waste is not just rubbish and unwanted material but also includes:
- Excavated material (dirt, sandstone and soil)
- Construction, building and demolition waste, such as ashphalt, bricks, concrete, plasterboard, timber and vegetation
- Asbestos and contaminated soil.
Uncovered loads of waste can generate dust that causes breathing and vision problems for other road users such as cyclists, motorbike riders and pedestrians.
If heavy objects, such as bricks, rocks and concrete are uncovered, they can dislodge from vehicles and cause an accident or damage other vehicles on the road.
How You Can Help:
- Cover your load
- Transport waste safely
- Transport waste to a lawful place
If you see waste being transported uncovered, suspect someone is transporting waste unsafely or to an unlawful place, report the details to your local Council or report online. See the link to the NSW EPA site for details.