Read more: St Vinnies is sick of people dumping rubbish
Following on from a story in the Goulburn Post about illegal dumping in the lane way near St Vinnies - the council has confirmed it is cracking down on the offenders.
The St Vincent De Paul Society in Verner Street have repeatedly had rubbish including household waste, lawn clippings, mattresses and white goods left in the lane way beside their premises, with staff and resources being diverted to cleaning this up rather than undertaking their normal charitable work.
Last month St Vincent de Paul Goulburn assistant secretary Ruth Vial said it the dumping had been happening since Christmas.
"This is not stuff to donate - this is just rubbish," she said.
And it costs them money to take it to the tip.
Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Bob Kirk said this was "simply unacceptable" and he called on the community to work together to report illegal dumping.
"This is a simple issue of civic pride and one that can be solved by us all being vigilant and reporting the people who do the wrong thing," Cr Kirk said.
"Charitable organisations such as St Vincent De Paul already run on the smell of an oily rag with passionate volunteers doing the vast majority of the work. They should not have to clean up after people who do the wrong thing and dump their rubbish."
He said the council is supporting St Vincent De Paul and other charitable organisations by providing subsidised waste disposal, strategies for dealing with illegal dumpers including community education, surveillance of high risk premises and the erection of signage.
Cr Kirk encouraged the community to report instances of illegal dumping they witness to the council and provide any evidence they can obtain including photographs and the registration of vehicles involved in illegal dumping activities.
The penalties for illegal dumping are significant and include on the spot fines of $4000 per offence.
Members of the community wishing to donate to the St Vincent De Paul Society are advised to contact 02-6234 7470 or visit their 136 Auburn St premises with donation bins located at the rear of the premises off Cartwright Place.