Offender could face jail if caught

By Matt Male

A TRUCK load of rubbish has been dumped in the Wonthaggi Bushland Reserve, with ratepayers forking the bill to get rid of the mess.
The nature area, just off Carneys Road, is now home to several square metres of trash, including insulation, alcohol bottles, clothes, boxes, shed parts, paint buckets, broken up concrete, and other household rubbish.
And it’s a breeding ground for snakes and rats.
The person responsible faces a maximum court-issued penalty of $16,119 in fines and one month’s jail, or both, if council can prove the littering was a “danger to any person or animal or to any land, waters or vehicle”, according to the Environment Protection Authority.

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