Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Grubs Sully Landscape

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Grubs Sully Landscape

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The penalties

Littering on the spot fine $227.70 - Court fine $3415.50

Dangerous littering (glass or hypodermic needles etc) on the spot fine $455.40 - Court fine $4554

Illegal dumping less than 2500 litres on the spot fine - $1821.40 - court fine $45,540

Illegal dumping more than 2500 litres on the spot fine - $22,77 - court fine $113,850

Corporations caught Illegal dumping less than 2500 litres on the spot fine $3415.50 court fine $45,540

Corporations caught Illegal dumping more than 2500 litres on the spot fine $7286.40 - court fine $113,850

THE litter bugs of Warwick may soon star in their own movie after a recent spate of dumpings in the empty residential sites of town has forced the council's hand.

To deal with the problem the Southern Downs Regional Council has hidden surveillance cameras in local hot spots to catch the culprits.

"Our staff have been trained in following up illegal dumping and we have cameras that can be erected in any hot spots that are noted," SDRC manager of environmental services Tim O'Brien said. …

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