A street sweeper employed to remove dust from the street outside of 341- 351 Francis Street, Yarraville did more to relocate it than remove it.
EPA Victoria has issued a $1,923 fine against All Industries Solutions PTY Ltd after video evidence showed one of their street-sweeping machines causing pollution rather than preventing it in December last year.
Standard procedure is for the vehicle operator to wet the road surface before sweeping up the dirt for collection. But video clearly shows the dust being collected by the street level brooms, and then simply being blown out the back of the container leaving a cloud of dust to settle back in the street.
EPA has consistently warned the construction industry that, in summer in particular, they must control their dust issues.
Everyone has to act to protect the environment and following a simple procedure would have saved All Industries Solutions the fine.
Reviewed 6 February 2024