rubbish collection, an unfavourable person was too lazy to wait and decided to dump their trash on Alders Road, just under the Tuakau Bridge.
The inorganic collection was held on Saturday at the Tuakau Saleyards, and was a mere $15 per trailer load.
Dumping trash or littering is nothing but pure laziness. It effects the environment and is further cost to the rate payers, with them forking out the cost to clean up this mess.
Tim Harty, Service Delivery general manager for Waikato District Council, says he also finds the dumping of rubbish disappointing.
“Council provides a weekly refuse collection service to Tuakau, so it’s disappointing that this irresponsible behavior is continuing in our district. Fortunately with the information we’ve been provided we should be able to follow up with the person, or persons, committing this offence and take the necessary action.”
The maximum fine Council can issue for this offence is $400, however, the maximum fine that can be awarded to Council following a prosecution is $5000 for an individual and $20,000 for a body corporate for leaving litter. If that litter is likely to endanger any person or to cause physical injury the fines are $7500 for an individual, or $30,000 for a company.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post