Dumper charged $4,000

A 25-YEAR-OLD man from East Hills has been hit with $4,000 in fines after taking on a job through Airtasker and illegally dumping waste in Canterbury Bankstown.

Fined after tracked down

In May, the man was paid to remove waste from a property, which included household materials and furniture, but instead he dumped it in Wallshaw Park, Bass Hill.
A day later, he took on a similar job, which led to more dumped waste, but this time in the car park at the Royal National Park in Audley.
Some of the material that was dumped led Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) investigators to its owner and then the culprit who got the job through Airtasker.
Canterbury Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour said it was amazing the lengths people would go, to skirt around doing the right thing and disposing of waste the proper and legal way.
“This dumper thought he was being smart, but he was wrong,” he said.
“It just proves my point that we need the efforts of the whole community to address the issue of illegal dumping, including companies and organisations who have a social and ethical responsibility to protect the environment.
“If it wasn’t for Airtasker’s diligence and cooperation in this matter, this offender may have well and truly got away with using our backyard as a dumping ground.”
Canterbury-Bankstown Council has taken a hard stance on illegal dumping, and makes no apologies for penalising those who get rid of waste unlawfully.
“We are proud to host the RID Squad on behalf of all seven member councils. It’s an extra layer of protection against illegal dumping for our City,” Mayor Asfour said.
To report dumping, contact 9707 9000 or visit