Illegal dumping cameras

Surveillance cameras have been installed at known hot spots around the City of Marion to combat illegal dumping.

The cameras, which include number plate recognition technology, will be rotated to undisclosed locations over the next year.

Each year, more than 62 tonnes of rubbish is dumped illegally in the City of Marion. Removal costs the community about $100,000 per annum.

The initiative is a partnership with EPA and the City of Marion. The EPA have supplied the cameras and will investigate to prosecute anyone filmed dumping rubbish illegally.

People caught illegally dumping risk fines of up to $120,000 or two years’ imprisonment.

Find out more about how to dispose of waste correctly, recycling and kerbside bin collections on our Waste and Recycling page.