Council is reminding residents that misuse of its Rural Waste Transfer Stations is an offence after a Mid-Western Region man was fined for illegal dumping at the Cooyal Rural Waste Transfer Station.
The man was issued a $4000 penalty notice under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act for unlawful transporting or depositing of waste.
He was witnessed by a member of the public dumping tyres, building and general waste at the Cooyal facility in February and a Council investigation followed.
'Council's Rural Waste Transfer Stations are strictly reserved for households that do not receive general waste and recycling collection', Council said in a release.
General Manager Brad Cam reminded residents it is free for all residents to dispose of residential waste at the Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos Waste Facilities.
"It's alarming that people are risking large fines and further costs to the community in order to dump bulky items and business waste that can properly be disposed of at Mudgee Waste Facility," Mr Cam said.
"Rural Waste Transfer Stations are reserved for households that do not receive garbage collection.
"They are very clearly sign posted and are not to be used as a dumping ground for those trying to get rid of bulky goods or commercial waste.
"Council has locked Transfer Stations in Bylong, Birriwa and Goolma with success, and should dumping continue this is something Council will consider for all its sites and keys will only be provided to eligible rural households."
Council asks that if you witness dumping at a Rural Waste Transfer Station to report it to Council on 6378 2850.