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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dumping rubbish- Offences against Public Order

Anyone who puts any rubbish on land without the owner's or occupier's consent or without some other lawful authority, is guilty of an offence and may be fined up to $750. Whether or not a fine is imposed, the court can order an offender to remove the rubbish within a certain time and, if it is not removed, the offender is liable to a fine of up to $125 and may also be ordered to pay compensation to the owner or occupier of the land for the cost of removing it [Summary Offences Act 1953 s.57].


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