Why do people dump stuff at the end of our street?
Why do people dump stuff at the end of our street?

Why do people dump stuff at the end of our street?

Hi  I live in Bessie Street South Grafton.

Des Yager runs a metal recycling business at the start of the street.

For years locals have been dropping off fridges ,hot water systems and the like for Des to crush and recycle but along with these items people have been leaving all sorts of rubbish from old cathode ray TVs, plastic car bumpers to asbestos sheeting.

All thing that Des is not able to recycle. How he deals with the waste is anyone's guess I doubt the council lets him take it to the tip for free. On Saturday someone dumped an old couch and a heap of grass clipping and some other plastic rubbish.

I'm sure Des doesn't want to have to dispose of the stuff and nor should he.

The metal stuff is an eyesore but at least is crushed and recycled. The rest is rubbish and should go to the tip (or what ever it is called now.)

This is the gateway to the industrial estate and the way into town from the excellent mountain bike tracks in Bom Bom state forest.

Not a good look for Grafton.

We regularly have customers to our business Grafton Paddlesports query us as to what on earth is happening at the end of the street and why it is allowed.

I think it is shocking that people think it is OK to dump rubbish on the side of the road instead of tacking it to the tip.Are they too tight to pay the tip fees or too lazy to drive that far.

I saw the couch on a trailer behind a maroon VT (?) Commodore in town and next thing you know it is dumped at the end of the street.

What ever happened civic pride. I doubt Grafton will be winning a Tidy Town award anytime soon.

To give them the benefit of the doubt maybe they they don't realise this is not a place for general refuse or they are fans of Arlo Guthrie's Alice's restaurant and rather than pick all that stuff they threw their stuff down.

Steve Muir
Bessie Street South Grafton.



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