Food receipt helps nab WA asbestos dumper

A Perth man has been fined $10,000 for illegally dumping fencing containing asbestos.

A fast food receipt has led to a Perth man being fined $10,000 for illegally dumping fencing containing asbestos at Korung National Park.

Samuel Michael Gossage, 27, was identified after Department of Environment regulation investigators found a fast food receipt at the dumping site and cross-checked the time of purchase with the eatery's drive-through security cameras.

Investigators also checked footage from an onsite concealed camera that captured the incident in June last year.

Gossage was fined this week in Armadale Magistrates Court and was also ordered to pay $1284 in clean-up costs and $660 in court costs.