Lorry driver fined $25,000 for dumping waste at Old Upper Thomson Road

A lorry driver was fined $25,000 on Wednesday for illegally dumping excavated earth at Old Upper Thomson Road.

Neo Aik Khee was instructed by his employer to dispose of the unwanted material at Changi Staging ground, stated a National Environment Agency (NEA) press release on Wednesday.

But when his lorry tyre punctured, he decided to dump the 10 tonnes of earth at a public place instead.

The NEA investigated the incident after a complaint was made on Oct 28 last year.

He was charged under the Environmental Public Health Act.

On Wednesday, Neo was fined $25,000, in default 25 days imprisonment.

In the press release, NEA said the number of illegal dumping cases has dropped from 160 in 2000 to 38 last year.

How you can help:

  • Call NEA's 24-hour hotline 1800-CALL NEA (1800-2255-632) if you witness any illegal dumping activity.
  • If possible, give the date, time and location of the incident as well as the registration number of the vehicle.
  • Any photos and videos that can provide leads are welcomed