TANNUM Sands residents are fed-up with people trashing public land behind the high school, and are urging residents to report illegal dumping to council.
The track of bush land between Tannum State High School and Tannum Blue has become a dumping ground for household waste, with two new piles of rubbish dumped last week.
Longtime resident Cecily Burkett said it was disgusting that someone would deliberately drive into the bushland to dump rubbish when the Benaraby tip was down the road.
"It's not as though they are throwing it somewhere convenient, they have to go out of their way to dump it there," she said.
"How can you be so disrespectful, that you drive on to public land, find a beautiful walking track in the bush and just throw your rubbish there?"
"What type of person does that?"
Councillor Col Chapman said the land was unallocated state land under the care of Gladstone Regional Council and it was definitely illegal to dump waste.
"Investigations will be carried out to try to establish who is dumping in this area and ongoing monitoring will occur," he said.
Cr Chapman said anyone caught would be prosecuted and could face fines ranging from $227 to $2277 for individuals and from $1138 to $8538 for corporations.
Report illegal dumpers:
- Call 4970 0700
- Select the 'Report an Issue' app located on the GRC Facebook page
- Fill out an online form via www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/report-an-issue