THE Launceston City Council will work with private landowners at Corra Linn to clear waste that has been thrown from the Blessington Road bridge on to the river bank.
Deputy Mayor Jeremy Ball said he spoke with Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten and general manager Robert Dobrzynski yesterday and they decided something needed to be done to clean up the mess.
"Corra Linn doesn't deserve to be a dumping ground," Alderman Ball said.
"I think it's really important that we do what we can to fix it."
The site is resembling a rubbish dump with broken television sets, disused oil heaters, old fridge doors and taped-up cardboard boxes thrown off the Blessington Road bridge more than a week ago.
A Launceston City Council spokeswoman and Inland Fisheries director both said the organisations couldn't do anything about the rubbish as it was on private property.
The Environmental Protection Authority said it couldn't act until a litter report had been lodged.
Alderman Ball said that while the council couldn't clean up the mess on its own, it could work with the landowners to clean the site.
He said he would try and meet with the landowner in the next few days.
"It's important that we get it cleaned up,"he said.