Expensive lesson for illegal dumper

Media release
A Wilson man has been fined $2,000 plus costs of $780.70 for illegally dumping furniture and household waste in State Forest 65 on Warbrook Road, Jandabup.

Damien Lee Davison, 32, was caught on hidden cameras on 20 and 25 January 2020 driving a Holden Rodeo towing a trailer of furniture and household waste into the state forest. He was later caught on camera leaving the area with an empty trailer.  
 
Mr Davison later admitted to dumping the waste, telling DWER officers he needed to dispose of the items as he was vacating a rental property in Landsdale. 
 
On Friday 5 March 2021, Mr Davison faced the Joondalup Magistrates Court charged with two offences under section 49A(3) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. The maximum penalty for each charge is $62,500. 
 
DWER’s Senior Manager of Waste Operations, Matt Warnock, said there was no excuse for illegal dumping.

“There was an authorised waste facility within 30 minutes of Mr Davison’s then home which would have taken his household waste for a fee,” Mr Warnock said.
 
“Instead, he has chosen to illegally dump his waste which has cost him more than $2,700 and given him a criminal record. It just makes sense to do the right thing.” 
 
To report illegal dumping please contact DWER’s 24-hour Pollution Watch hotline on 1300 784 782 or use the  online reporting form.  
 
 

Page reviewed 10 March 2021