Moonlight dumper caught on camera

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A man who dumped used packaging in Welshpool has been fined $5,500 and ordered to pay for the clean-up of the waste.
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Just before 9pm on Thursday 12 August 2021, Selman Inceoz drove a Toyota Landcruiser to addresses on Murray Road, and Banksia Gardens Road in Welshpool towing a trailer containing a large quantity of household waste, namely discarded packaging.

The vehicle was captured on covert cameras deployed by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and the dumped waste was located later by DWER Inspectors.

The case was heard in the Perth Magistrates Court on 13 April 2022. Mr Inceoz, 19 years old of East Cannington, had entered an endorsed plea of guilty. He did not appear at the hearing.

He was ordered to pay a fine of $5,500, costs of $788.30, and compensation of $510.73 to be paid to the City of Canning for the cost of the clean-up.  

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Senior Manager Waste Operations, Matt Warnock said covert camera operations resulted in around one illegal dumping conviction per week.

“While hidden cameras work well to provide evidence to convict illegal dumpers, we also need the help of the public to be our eyes and ears,” Mr Warnock said.

“Anyone who witnesses illegal dumping is asked to call the department’s Pollution Watch Hotline on 1300 784 782, email or call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.”