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The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Levy Regulations 2008 and Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Regulations 2008 have been amended to improve the estimation of waste subject to the landfill levy. 

Further information is available at Landfills – levy calculation and recordkeeping

Mining company fined for hypersaline discharges

Mincor Resource

Mincor Resources’ site: Dead vegetation as a result of the hypersaline discharge.

 A Goldfields mining operator has been fined $50,000 by the State Government’s environmental regulator, following two hypersaline water spills at a mine in Widgiemooltha last year.

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Company fined for hypersaline discharge

Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore

Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore site: Dead vegetation as a result of the hypersaline discharge.

The State’s environmental regulator has fined Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore Pty Ltd $25,000, after the company discharged hypersaline water near Southern Cross.

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Coogee Chemicals fined for diesel spill

Coogee Chemicals Pty Ltd has been fined $25,000 following a 2015 diesel spill in Kwinana.

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Rivervale man guilty of dumping construction waste

Dumping close shot

Illegal dumping of construction waste in West Swan.

Published 2 March 2016

A 64-year-old Rivervale man was found guilty yesterday in Midland Magistrates’ Court of illegally dumping construction waste in West Swan.

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Tom Price man guilty of dumping up to 700 used tyres

Tyre dumping 1

The site where up to 700 used tyres were illegally dumped in Paraburdoo.

Published 12 February 2016

A 56-year-old Tom Price man has been found guilty this week in Tom Price Magistrates’ Court of illegally dumping up to 700 used tyres in Paraburdoo.

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Thornlie man fined $10,000 for illegal dumping

Three packets of fencing containing asbestos was dumped at Korung National Park on 3 June 2015.

Three packets of fencing containing asbestos was dumped at Korung National Park on 3 June 2015.

Published 20 January 2016

A 27 year old Thornlie man was fined $10,000 in Armadale Magistrates’ Court yesterday, after illegally dumping fencing containing asbestos at Korung National Park near Karragullen on 3 June last year.

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