From 11 October to 30 November, members of the public who enter a Council facility or venue must comply with public health orders. This includes being fully vaccinated to enter the Byron Bay and Mullumbimby pools, the Cavanbah Centre and the tip shop. People also need to check in and wear a mask. Staff will be available by phone or email to help with customer queries.
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Illegal dumping includes:
Watch this video that tells you about what illegal dumping includes.
Fines of $4000 can be issued on the spot, with maximum penalties up to $250,000 for individuals and $1 million for corporations. Rangers have stepped up surveillance of dumping hotspots, using clever new technology to catch those breaking the law.
There are no excuses for dumping waste illegally. There are a number of ways you can dispose of your unwanted household items responsibly.
Byron Shire Council has an Illegal Dumping and Litter Education and Enforcement Plan with a target to reduce all type of illegal dumping incidents in the Byron Shire by at least 30 per cent by the end of 2021.
Our objective is to create anti-illegal dumping behaviour for the future through an integrated approach of evidence gathering, education and awareness, prevention, enforcement, infrastructure and evaluation based on the NSW Environmental Protection Authority pillars for reducing illegal dumping.