This morning after a long overdue clean up of my spare room, I made a visit to the tip (or whatever it is now known as). I duly paid $10 to dump about three boxes of rubbish from the boot of my small car.
I then drove on to the Woolies carpark in Gungahlin to put a load of clothes into the Smith Family Bins and what I saw there absolutely appalled me. The area in front of these clothing bins, about five or six carspaces worth, was knee deep in garbage. None of this stuff could be of any possible use to charities. I am talking about broken plastic laundry baskets, stained mattresses, smashed tables and general household garbage.
I can only assume the people responsible for turning this area into their own rubbish tip have a good reason for it. Can they not afford tip fees ?
I would like to find out who is responsible for cleaning up this mess and hope it isn’t the charities. I think, financially, this would send them backwards rapidly.
I would also like to put it to my fellow RA associates if anyone has any ideas on how this illegal dumping can be stopped. Lowering tip fees might help. How about the Government put some large skips in designated places for people to dump stuff in ?