Lit­ter­bugs un­der fire

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

ROB Saw awoke to find his front yard lit­tered with McDon­ald’s food scraps and wrap­pings.

And it’s not the first time.

He says his Broad­hurst St home is reg­u­larly the vic­tim of lit­ter­bugs who are too lazy to find a bin for the fast food res­tau­rant’s scraps.

Mr Saw claims since the Childers McDon­ald’s store opened one year ago, there has been a con­stant stream of lit­ter scat­tered over his yard, neigh­bour­ing prop­er­ties, and in gut­ters.

“It hap­pens all the time. It gets blown both sides of the house,” he said.

“We’re for­ever pick­ing up bits and pieces of it.

“Out in the road is bad enough but this is dumped in the drive­way.”

Mr Saw usu­ally just picks up the rub­bish, but last week was the fi­nal straw.

He is fight­ing back and has a clear mes­sage for those lit­ter­bugs.

“Get rid of it prop­erly, de­cently... in­stead of throw­ing it in peo­ple’s prop­er­ties,” he said.

McDon­ald’s Childers li­censee Craig Man­ley said his busi­ness dis ev­ery­thing it could to en­sure cus­tomers did the right thing with their lit­ter.

“We use pack­ag­ing, car park sig­nage and res­tau­rant tray mats to re­mind cus­tomers not to lit­ter,” he said.

“Rub­bish bins are avail­able on site and reg­u­larly emp­tied.”

Mr Man­ley said a Clean Streets Pro­gram was ac­tive in ev­ery one of their restau­rants.

“One of the key el­e­ments of this ini­tia­tive in­volves staff pick­ing up lit­ter from the res­tau­rant grounds, as well as the neigh­bour­ing streets,” he said.

PHOTO: MELINDA BRAD­FORD

NOT HAPPY: Rob Saw is sick of pick­ing up McDon­ald's wrap­pers from his front yard.

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