Josh Hill, 16, shows the unwanted tyres dumped at the Gladstone District Dirt Riders track at Benaraby, which is next to the Benaraby Landfill site.
Josh Hill, 16, shows the unwanted tyres dumped at the Gladstone District Dirt Riders track at Benaraby, which is next to the Benaraby Landfill site. Christopher Chan

Dumped tyres not wanted at Gladstone District Dirt Riders

RESIDENTS who don't like the fees charged at Gladstone tips are dumping goods at the nearest convenient location.

The Gladstone District Dirt Riders track at Benaraby gets its fair share of dumped stuff, as it's next to the Benaraby Landfill site.

Secretary Julie Maeyke said people probably believe they're doing the club a favour, dumping tyres, but that's not the case.

"I think people drive to the dump, are told how much it's going to cost and go, 'they want tyres, we'll dump them here', when in fact, we don't want any," she said.

"The ones we have stored are for another club. We don't need them."

A motorbike wheel costs $5 to dump, or on a rim $10.

The Gladstone Regional Council is drafting an Illegal Dumping and Litter Prevention Strategy, to manage waste.

They are asking the community to provide input, via a survey on their website.