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Letter to the Editor: “We should not have to put up with this rubbish – literally”


Dear Editor,

I live in Greendale, one of the most picturesque areas of Moorabool.

Unfortunately, however, I have noticed the increasing amount of roadside rubbish.

Clearly some people have decided that Greendale is far enough away for them to drive to dump rubbish on the side of the road.

Not only that, there are clearly many people who choose to throw their takeaway containers, soft drink bottles and other paraphernalia out of their cars when they have finished with it.

What is going on in the brains of such people? Is it really too difficult to discard of your own rubbish when you get home?

Anyone travelling from Bacchus Marsh to Melbourne will notice the huge amount of rubbish on the side of the roads. Quite simply, it’s disgusting.

A lot of this rubbish clearly comes from the new building estates. When are the councils (Moorabool and Brimbank) going to start to take ownership of this scourge? I have some ideas that are not rocket science

1. Building contractors must be made to clean up their own work sites and fined heavily for failing to do so.

2. Hard rubbish days twice per year (to stop the dumping) which will also help with reducing the cost of the clean-up of dumping.

3. Reduce the cost of going to the tip or get vouchers to go to the tip 2-3 times per year for free.

Why do the residents of this part of the state allow this to continue to occur? I just can’t work it out. We should not have to put up with this rubbish. Quite literally.

Jackie Lyle