Failure to clean up a Plumpton property strewn with industrial waste has led to Mendo Kitanovski pleading guilty in the County Court to one charge of failing to comply with two clean up notices issued by Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA).
Over a period of about a year, Mr Kitanovski failed to comply with two separate notices issued by EPA that required him to remove a substantial amount of industrial waste which had been deposited at his premises and take it to a facility licensed to receive it.
Mr Kitanovski will be sentenced on May 10, 2018.
EPA encourages the community to watch out for suspicious stockpiles of industrial waste and to report them to EPA.
During the past two years, EPA has issued more than 170 notices requiring the clean-up of polluted sites and stockpiles of industrial waste, has conducted prosecutions of those who fail to comply with clean up notices through the courts and has issued a number of fines for failure to comply with these clean up notices.
Anyone with information about suspicious stockpiles of industrial waste is encouraged to make a report to EPA by calling 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842) or via the website www.epa.vic.gov.au