Illegal waste dumping in Sydney, Australia

Trash smugglers in Sydney, Australia illegal dump up to 500,000 tons of trash across the state each year, waste management operators estimate.

By illegally dumping waste, smugglers are able to avoid up to $4,222 (3,840 Australian Dollars) in fees.

 Source: Natalie O’Brien, “Organised crime linked to hazardous waste scourge,” Sydney Morning Herald, April 3, 2011.