Jan 09, 2007 4:31 pm
Need advice please. My vacant land has been used as dumping site and it got worse recently when a load of sawn off tree trunk was dumped there. Called the local council and they were basically saying it is my responsibility to keep the land tidy and there is nothing they can do. So basically, they keep dumping and I keep cleaning it up. Does it sound right? Is there anything that I can do? Thanks.
Re: Rubbish dumped on vacant land, what action can be taken?2
Jan 09, 2007 4:44 pm
Unfortunatly you are going to need to find out who is dumping things on your block before you can take any action. Catching the person in the act is the best way but that raises the question how????????
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Jan 10, 2007 9:50 am
First I would report it to the local police and ask them to keep an eye out. Then I would consider putting up a high fence - although they could probably get around it, it will likely be easier to just dump it elsewhere - perhaps on the councils property.
Jan 11, 2007 3:34 pm
Do you have the roadside collection?
Sorry, what is roadside collection?
Anyway, thanks all for the response. Will probably check with the neighbours to see if they saw anything and then report it to the police. Will consider putting up a fence but have to weigh against the costs.
Re: Rubbish dumped on vacant land, what action can be taken?6
Jan 11, 2007 4:10 pm
This happened to us and we spoke to the developer. Eventually he moved it off our land, but just dumped it on the block behind us.
We could tell from the bricks which houses had been dumping.
Jan 11, 2007 6:17 pm
Do you have the roadside collection?
Sorry, what is roadside collection? .
Some lucky people get the council come around a couple times a year to collect large objects so sometimes you see streets full of old sofas, Tv's beds etc left on the side of the road for collection.
Re: Rubbish dumped on vacant land, what action can be taken?8
Jan 16, 2007 6:23 pm
this was done on my sisters vacant land and
ive got a vacant land that might get dumped on aswell
i guess the best solution is to build on that vacant land
Re: Rubbish dumped on vacant land, what action can be taken?9
Jan 19, 2007 12:28 am
Thanks Snappy - excellent explanation of Roadside Collection.
Depending on how much stuff there is, once they clear your block or start building they may take it all away with the rest of the grass/dirt/bricks etc from the building process.
Or if you're not so lucky they might charge you extra for doing it!
Rubbish dumped on vacant land10
Feb 06, 2007 12:14 pm
I have had the same problem; rubbish/debris dumped on my vacant land.
My nextdoor neighbour and the one opposite me were building at the same time. It was hard to keep an eye on who was doing it. Rang up both builders (WB and Buildex, Perth based) none of them admitted.
To cut the long story short, I paid the local council a visit, they said they couldn't take any actions unless I had photos to prove it. Now I am thinking of putting up a high fence since we haven't decided on whether to build.
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