EPA drones to detect illegal dumping

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has launched an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Program to capture video evidence of illegal dumping and polluting.

Also known as drones, the use of UAVs increase EPA’s ability to detect illegal dumping in remote and difficult to reach locations.

EPA’s UAVs build on the work of its Illegal Dumping Strikeforce – a program dedicated to reducing the illegal dumping of industrial waste such as concrete, timber, bricks and asbestos on public and private land.

Last financial year EPA issued 98 remedial notices to stop or clean up illegally dumped waste across the state, with the most issued in Victoria’s north-west, followed by the Melbourne metro and north-east regions.

Read EPA’s media release for more information.



Last updated: 06/12/2016