A man who allegedly dumped asbestos from a tipper truck in the heart of a Sydney suburb has been charged with driving while disqualified.
The 36-year-old was arrested at Campsie Police Station on Friday morning after the contaminated waste, believed to be asbestos, was dumped on Hillside Avenue in Clemton Park on Wednesday afternoon.
A security camera in the area captured the act.
The man was refused bail and was due to face Burwood Local Court on Friday charged with driving a motor vehicle during a disqualified period.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority is still investigating the dumping.
Hillside Avenue was cordoned off on Wednesday as Fire & Rescue NSW sprayed a sealing agent on the pile before covering it in plastic.