Statement: EPA executes search warrants in illegal dumping investigation

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today executed search warrants on four properties in Blairmount, Kings Langley and Liverpool, with the support of NSW Police, as part of ongoing investigations into the illegal dumping of construction waste in Leppington, Austral and Kemps Creek.

The EPA also sampled waste material at a construction site in Merrylands as part of investigations into the source of the illegally dumped material and took samples at a number of properties impacted by dumping.

EPA Director of Waste Compliance Greg Sheehy is warning local residents of increased illegal dumping activity in their area and reminding them to secure their property against trespassers.

“All landowners in South-West Sydney are encouraged to be aware of large numbers of trucks entering and depositing waste soil without permission," Mr Sheehy said.

"The EPA asks the public to report any unusual truck movements and to be vigilant and make enquiries with council before accepting any soil to be used on their property as fill.”

Anyone with a concern, or knowledge of suspected dumping is encouraged to contact the 24-hour EPA Environment Line on 131 555. The EPA investigates all reports of suspected illegal dumping and tough penalties apply.