Byford illegal dumping, Shire says no excuses

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The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale says there is no excuse for illegal dumping after old furniture was found in bushland in Byford.

The Shire is reminding residents about the huge council cost of cleaning up illegal dumping after couches and other old and damaged furniture were recently left in bushland.

Police discovered the significant dumping site around Caraway Avenue before notifying the Shire who sent staff out to clean it up. 

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President John Erren said it looks like someone has moved house and thought that would be a good spot to leave their unwanted furniture.

"It's a significant and growing problem.

"In the last financial year alone, the Shire spent more than $175,000 on clean up tasks."

Councillor Erren said the Shire has some very good processes in place including an annual hard waste collection and two green waste collections so there is no need for illegal dumping.

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