Today, I went for a run in the pines between Morwell and Traralgon, and what I saw got me legitimately angry.
There are two main reasons why I love living in the country; one is being part of the strong community focussed and friendly country area that we live in, and the other is the beauty, peace and quiet and serenity of the country, and the nature that we live amongst.
Unfortunately, this is being spoiled by acts like this.
How can we stop this? Is it really that expensive to take a trailer load to the tip? Or are people just being lazy? I don’t really know the cost of going to a tip these days, but if you do, please let me know, surely it can’t be that pricey?
The above photo really annoyed me. It was just a bunch of clothes dumped in the middle of nature. Did it not cross their mind to maybe donate these clothes to a Salvation Army or Op Shop, or maybe even just someone less fortunate than them?
I also saw a lot of recyclable items, which can obviously be reused as plastic material and usually just go in your standard recycle bin. What a waste.
Maybe cameras can be put at entrances to get number plates of those illegally dumping rubbish, or maybe harsher penalties? Either way, it’s getting beyond a joke and needs to be stopped.
Please share and help spread the word, and let’s help get the message out there that this is not ok.