Rubbish left by holiday makers along the Moorabee foreshore has angered residents.BRONWYN BEYERS January 10, 2013 4:23am
District residents have been left angered by the amount of rubbish left behind by holiday makers along the Moorabbee foreshore.
‘‘It’s just disgusting out there,’’ resident Mark West said.
‘‘We’ve just been out there and there’s toilet paper and rubbish all over the place.’’
Holiday makers and visitors to the lake had nowhere to put their rubbish, and many choose simply to leave it behind, Mr West said.
‘‘It’s not local people doing it because it happened this time last year, as well,’’ he said.
‘‘When it looks like that, with rubbish everywhere, who’d want to come back?’’
Last year and again this year, the McIvor Times received a number of complaints from residents over the lack of bins along the Eppalock foreshore, which is managed by Goulburn-Murray Water.
G-MW spokesperson Chris Braden said the company removed the bulk of rubbish bins from Lake Eppalock and other storages a number of years ago after the service was abused.
‘‘We were getting everything dumped in the bins from mattresses and televisions to household rubbish, and it was costing a lot of money,’’ Mr Braden said.
‘‘What we have now are contractors who regularly go around the foreshore picking up rubbish and if we’re notified that there’s been rubbish dumped somewhere, we send them in to clean it up.
‘‘Each of our Goulburn-Murray Water vehicles, including my own four-wheel drive, carries rubbish bags and gloves, so if any of us see rubbish lying around, we do our bit and clean it up ourselves.’’
There are also signs placed all around the foreshore instructing visitors to take their rubbish away with them, he said.
Mr Braden said having bins in the area did not always make much difference.
‘‘I was up at Laanecoorie (reservoir) on Saturday and there are bins in some places there, but people hadn’t bothered to use the bins and just dumped their rubbish, even though the bin was only a few metres away,’’ he said.
‘‘The onus really comes back onto the public to be responsible, take their rubbish with them and show some respect for these areas.’’
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