EPA fines Multilink Earth Works $30,000 in relation to clean up of asbestos waste

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Multilink Earth Works Pty Ltd $30,000 for allegedly failing to comply with two clean-up notices requiring the removal and lawful disposal of waste.

EPA Director Regional Waste Compliance Cate Woods said the fines relate to two separate incidents where waste, including pieces of asbestos waste, was allegedly dumped at two rural-residential properties in Sydney’s south-west near Campbelltown.

“Illegal dumping will not be tolerated,” Ms Woods said.

“We remind construction and transport companies that under the legislation administered by the EPA, the transport and disposal of waste must be carried out lawfully.

“The EPA will identify and fine waste transporters, and those organising the transport of waste, where they are found to be doing the wrong thing.

The EPA continues to warn residents in the Campbelltown and surrounding area of illegal waste dumping after several recent incidents in the south west Sydney region.

“Residents who are accepting soil or fill on their property should check with their council before making delivery arrangements with suppliers, and ensure that the material is certified.

“Contaminated fill could devalue your land, risk your family’s health and cost you thousands of dollars to clean up.

“Be alert to any unusual truck movements near your property and, where possible, record details including registration numbers and a description of the trucks and their drivers.

“Always secure your property when you leave, and look out for your neighbours,” Ms Woods said.

The EPA investigates all reports of suspected illegal dumping and encourages anyone with a concern, or knowledge of suspected dumping to contact the 24-hour EPA Environment Line