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Axedale Man Caught Burning More than 1,000 Litres of Industrial Waste

February 3, 2023 12:56 pm in by
 
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A local Axedale man has been handed a fine and instructed to clean up his backyard after peak environmental body, the EPA, found more than 1,000 litres of burning, toxic industrial waste at his property. 
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The waste, which is made up of various metals, fence posts, glasses and plastics, EPA North-West Regional Manager Dr Scott Pigdon said was “set alight” around peoples homes. 
 
“This was both illegal and hazardous to human health and the environment,” Dr Pigdon. 
 
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“Taking waste like this to a properly licensed landfill or recycling facility is the only way to do the right thing by the environment and your community.” 
 
The man has been fined $1,849. 
 
Image: File photo (not of Central Victoria region) 
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