Growers in a trap

MILDURA Council is yet to fine any residents for failing to clean up backyard fruit trees but it has issued 30 clean-up notices since mid-last year.

Anthony Cirillo is concerned about fruit fly in the area. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Anthony Cirillo is concerned about fruit fly in the area. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The council last July agreed to issue compliance notices when it received reports of fruit being left on the ground or on trees.

Since the crackdown began, the council has received 53 complaints, mostly referred to them by the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area Committee.

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