Former Richmond Valley Councillor Roger Wood with his new worm farm and compost bin.
Former Richmond Valley Councillor Roger Wood with his new worm farm and compost bin.

Roger Wood wins worm farm for doing waste dumping survey

FORMER Richmond Valley councillor Roger Wood may not have received a living wage for his services during his term in office, but he has picked up a lovely worm farm and compost bin after filling out a survey.

The Bora Ridge resident best known for his work with Coraki FM has been out of the council since last year's local government elections and was one of the Northern Rivers residents to fill out the North East Waste Forum's illegal dumping survey.

The survey, which asked for feedback on various television, radio, and newspaper ads trying to raise awareness about illegal dumping, was run by North East Waste Forum, which operates as an amalgum of Northern Rivers councils, including Richmond Valley.

North East Waste illegal dumping officer Tash Morton said the survey appeared to back the existing advertising program.

Ms Morton said the organisation was now trying to encourage residents to report illegal dumping through a special website, http://www.illegaldumping.com.au.

""This allows the public to complete and submit an illegal dumping incident form online which will help the local council keep track of where dumping is happening and who is responsible.," she said.

"Cleaning up and chasing dumpers is costing our councils more than $50,000 a year and we need to reduce this cost so councils can spend their money on more worthwhile resource recovery projects."



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