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Council is urging residents to report information to police about vandalism on wheelie bins in residential areas.

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Mount Alexander Shire Council is encouraging residents with information on the vandalism of kerbside waste collection bins to contact local police or Crime Stoppers.

There have recently been a number of incidents involving motor vehicles intentionally ramming wheelie bins which have been placed out on the kerbside for collection. Target areas include Campbells Creek, Castlemaine, Vaughan, and Guildford.

Michael Scott, Waste and Recycling Coordinator, Mount Alexander Shire Council, said it was disappointing people were intentionally destroying property.

“This type of deliberate damage to Council property is not only inconvenient but comes at a cost to ratepayers and the community,” he said.

“Council urges anyone with information about this incident to go directly to the police,” he said.

To make a report regarding the vandalism contact Castlemaine Police on 5470 4100 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

People whose bins have been damaged can order a replacement free of charge by making a service request on Council’s website or calling the Customer Service Team on 5471 1700.

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