Highways and roadsides have become our rubbish tips. Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News
Highways and roadsides have become our rubbish tips. Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News John Gass

Roadside rubbish sparks changes to clean-up

TWEED Shire Council will examine ways to clean up the annual roadside bulky goods disposal after it left many pockets of the shire looking like a garbage dump late last year.

Mayor Gary Bagnall told Thursday night's council meeting that trucks with Queensland number plates had been sighted dumping rubbish on the side of the road.

People were dumping rubbish in streets the council crews had already cleared, leaving piles of rubbish on the side of the road, he said.

Cr Michael Armstrong agreed it was a problem this time around, with fires even breaking out in the piles of rubbish.

But Cr Armstrong said the service should be improved, not dumped.

He said a lot of people relied on the roadside clean-up, particularly the elderly and those with trouble getting to the tip.

The councillors voted for a report on options to be prepared by council staff.



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