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