Residents abuse council clean-up
THE eyesore that is the Tweed Shire Council Household Cleanup Campaign has entered Banora Point creating a maze of trash through Darlington Dr.
And while most people appreciate the chance to clean out the house and backyard by placing a small, tidy pile on their front lawn, others decide to sprawl furniture, white goods and broken bicycles wherever and however they please.
Council waste management coordinator Adam Faulkner said many people were exceeding their waste allocation of one cubic metre or less.
"Most people do the right thing by adhering to the rules for the amount and type of rubbish, which can be left out for collection," Mr Faulkner said.
"And they generally leave their waste in a neat and appropriately located pile.
"However there continues to be people who disregard the guidelines or unknowingly put too much of the wrong types of goods out for collection."
Forbidden items include builders' rubble, paint, gas bottles, car parts, green waste and asbestos.
The travelling tip will cover Banora Point, Oxley Cove, Terranora and Tweed Heads South until today before launching into Tweed Heads, Tweed Heads West, Piggabeen, Cobaki, Bilambil Heights, Carool, Glengarrie and Bilambil from Monday-Friday next week.