PILING UP: The Phillip Street rubbish heap as it stood on Tuesday was sprawled all over the kerbside.
PILING UP: The Phillip Street rubbish heap as it stood on Tuesday was sprawled all over the kerbside.

Street waste pile

DRIVE down Phillip Street in Park Beach at the moment and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d entered a waste site.

Concerned residents, who asked not to be identified due to fear of reprisals, contacted the Coffs Coast Advocate yesterday about an increasing pile of rubbish in their street.

“It looks awful and leaving it there is just encouraging other people to dump things on it – we’re worried about rats,” the residents said. “It seems to grow in size every night.”

The resident said she and others in the street had contacted Coffs Harbour City Council but were not assured of any action being taken.

A Coffs Harbour City Council spokesperson said yesterday the rubbish belonged to tenants who were evicted from nearby units.

“A ranger has tracked them down and they have been served with a clean-up notice.” which gives them seven days to remove it,” the spokesperson said.

“They are now obliged to do so.”

By mid morning yesterday, it seemed something had been done about it – the pile had been pushed three metres back from its original position.



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