Leaked letters reveal the concern of a West Australian council about illegally dumping toxic waste from beauty salons and tattoo parlours.
The key points
- A leaked letter has revealed a skin penetration business dumped toxic waste
- Albany City Council says proper waste disposal is vital
- The Health Department says dumping can spread blood-borne diseases
The ABC has seen correspondence from the City of Albany cautioning businesses to dispose of their waste correctly.
It stated that residents had complained about the alleged incorrect disposal of rubbish by a skin-patch business.
According to the City of Albany, the perpetrator was identified and the case has been resolved.
The council told people adherence to appropriate waste management to eliminate hazards was “essential”.
But, the information would not identify the company in question.
Skin penetration is a broad term encompassing procedures cutting into human flesh, such as ink work, piercing and 3D body art.