Swathes of litter including highly personal military medical records have been reported lining the banks of the Barkly Highway last week, around 2.5km past the turnoff to George Fisher Mine.
An anonymous reader brought in photos to The North West Star offices, showing illegally dumped rubbish strewn along a stretch of the Barkly Highway.
Among the numerous items of clothing, piles of partially burnt papers including military discharge papers and medical records were spotted.
Mount Isa City Council acting Chief Executive Officer Sharon Ibardolaza said this area comes under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
“The Mount Isa City Council have alerted the Department of Main Roads to the site, together with a number of car and caravan wrecks along the highway between Mount Isa and Camooweal,” Ms Ibardolaza said.
A RoadTek maintenance crew removed the rubbish late last week.
Cases of illegal dumping outside the city’s refuse facilities can be reported using an online reporting form available on the council’s website.
Anyone witnessing acts of illegal dumping should contact police in the first instance.
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You can find the Mount Isa City Council landfill site by travelling along Jessop Drive (from the Sunset Cemetery) for approximately 1.8km.
The refuse centre is open from 7.30am to 4.45pm, seven days a week and public holidays, excluding Christmas Day.