Council calling for help in identify illegal dumpers

Whakatane District Council is calling on the community to help in identifying people who are illegally dumping rubbish.

While most residents dispose of their rubbish responsibly, there are a few that spoil it for the rest.

People might think they're saving themselves some dollars by dumping illegally, but the cost is actually put back on ratepayers.

Anyone who sees illegal dumping occurring should record car registration details and any other information that may assist in identifying wrongdoers.

The Community Resources Whakatane facility in Te Tahi Street is an option for getting rid of unwanted household items.

Council runs weekly kerbside rubbish and recycling collections and a fortnightly greenwaste collection service in the District.

Emma Griffiths