Illegal dumping ‘costs us all’

WASTE: Household and garden waste, tyres and old carpet all illegally dumped.

WASTE: Household and garden waste, tyres and old carpet all illegally dumped.

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Ms Peters said she was disappointed people continued to illegally dump their household waste, old tyres and garden waste on the road to Murray Point.

She said she knew taking rubbish to the dump cost money, but illegally dumping it “costs us all in the end”.

“It amazes me how far out of the way people will go to dump their rubbish – it is disappointing,” she said. 

She said while some of the rubbish was hidden away in back roads and in between vegetation, some of it was just dumped next to the road.

“With the garden waste the trouble is that we get feral plants in with all the natives.”

Ms Peters said the area was home to heaps of bird life and the mangroves nearby were important to the water quality and the environment. 

“I don’t know what can be done about it, it’s not the only spot it happens either, but people seem to think its someone elses job to clean up.”

“They don’t realise it costs us all in the end,” she said. 

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