Dob in a dumping ground

Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group wants to know the Colac district’s litter hot spots to help develop a plan to tackle them.

Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group wants to know the Colac district’s litter hot spots to help develop a plan to tackle them.

The group’s online survey seeks people’s views and ideas about how to tackle litter and illegal dumping in the region, and BSWWRRG executive officer Ashley Pittard said that the survey would help to inform the development of a new regional plan on litter and illegal dumping.

Colac and district residents named areas of the city and surrounds which are litter and illegal dumping hot-spots on the Colac Herald’s Facebook page, naming bushland and roadsides at Yeodene, Barongarook, Kawarren and Pirron Yallock as regular sites.

Closer to Colac, readers also regularly see rubbish dumped at Eastern Reserve, Forrest Street South and the Joseph Paatsch Reserve.

Colac four-wheel driving enthusiast Mark Mitchell said he saw “an old fish tank, metal, smashed glass, old push bike parts, bike wheels and plastic” near Link Track at Barongarook about two weeks ago.

“We see old beds out there, fencing rubbish, like someone’s dropped a fence and tied it all up and dumped it out there,” he said.

See today’s Colac Herald for more.

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