High cost of illegal dumping

THE illegal dumping of asbestos is costing Banana Shire residents thousands of dollars as the council is repeatedly left to pick up the pieces.

This comes after a string of asbestos dumpings, with the latest at the Jambin Waste Transfer Station causing the site to remain closed while the asbestos was removed.

Banana Shire Council Mayor Nev Ferrier said the council couldn’t continue to fork out for asbestos removal costs.

“This year council has asbestos clean-up and disposal costs to the ratepayers which exceeds $50,000 at our unsupervised waste facilities,” Cr Ferrier said.

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