Dumpers caught on camera

Article image - Dumpers caught on camera Mayor Ted Seng and the new cameras

Illegal dumpers will be caught in the act, following the installation of six CCTV cameras at known dumping hotspots in Randwick City Council.

The move is part of an Illegal Dumping and Waste Management Plan that was endorsed by Council earlier this year.

It follows a ‘Who Cares about the Environment’ survey that showed that residents’ greatest concern with the environment is litter and illegal dumping.

The cameras are now in operation in Kensington, Kingsford, Maroubra
and Randwick.

“Illegal dumping will not be tolerated and that’s why we’re stepping things up by installing these cameras,” said Mayor Ted Seng.

“Illegal dumping costs Council more than $2 million every year, with household furniture the most commonly dumped goods in our otherwise beautiful City.

“In 2013/14 there were more than 11,500 instances of illegal dumping, adding up to more than 600 tonnes of waste.

“CCTV cameras offer us another way of combating this issue to hopefully reduce the impacts on our environment.

“The cameras send a strong message to the community that we are serious about decreasing illegal dumping and hopefully they will help deter illegal dumping in the future.

Council will review the locations of the cameras every six months and relocate if necessary.