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HEZ Mystery Dumper Finally Caught & Fined

30 tonnes of garbage was discovered

HEZ Mystery Dumper Finally Caught & Fined

A man is facing big fines after 30 tonnes of garbage was found dumped in the Hunter Economic Zone.

The 46-year-old from Thornton was tracked down by investigators from the illegal dumping squad after a huge mix of building and demolition waste was left inside the HEZ in Kurri Kurri back in February.

He's set to cop a substantial fine and will also have to pay the clean-up costs.

RID Squad Coordinator Rob Robertson says if you dump your garbage illegally you will be caught.

“This is an example of a very positive outcome achieved through good communication by a number of involved agencies, both public and private, together with dedicated, highly experienced investigators who are targeted specifically on illegal dumping matters,” Mr Robertson said.