‘Dob in a Dumper’ Campaign Results in Prosecution

8/05/2019 12:00 a.m.

​​​let's talk about rubbish

Jotham Millar appeared at the Oamaru District court on 8 May and indicated a guilty plea to the dumping of rubbish in Kakanui. With the indication of a guilty plea, he was offered diversion and accepted this. It has three parts: complete an environmental awareness course, complete community service and donate an amount to charity.

The prosecution came about in part as a result of the Waitaki District Council’s ‘Dob in a​ Dumper’ campaign, which asked members of the public to call or email the Council if they saw anyone dumping rubbish illegally.

Mayor for Waitaki, Gary Kircher said, “Getting a positive result is important when it comes to illegal dumping. People who won’t take responsibility for their own rubbish should realise that it is not ok to make it everyone else’s problem. There are plenty of legal ways to dispose of rubbish, so there is no excuse. Well done to the people who helped get this prosecution through the system, and to everyone who does the right thing!”

Waitaki residents are encouraged to call 03 433 0300 or email service@waitaki.govt.nz or report via Snap Send Solve​ smart phone APP if they see rubbish being dumped illegally. They can also use the Service Request Online Form on the council website to lodge a case and track the result. 

Related link: ​Littering and illegal dumping
Page reviewed: 14 May 2019 4:18pm