Lo­cals and visi­tors shocked by over­flow­ing garbage at pop­u­lar rest stop

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By JODIE DIXON

THE beau­ti­ful overnight rest stop at Ap­ple Tree Creek has trav­ellers up­set over ne­glected rub­bish col­lec­tion.

The pop­u­lar stop had one lo­cal res­i­dent out­raged over the rub­bish bins left full to over­flow­ing.

Jenny Webb said it was out­ra­geous.

“The rest stop is pop­u­lar with tourists and us lo­cals and should be cleaned ev­ery day,” Mrs Webb said.

“I run a small busi­ness from here and I have had some trav­ellers com­ment on the park.”

A Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil spokesper­son said the bins at the Ap­ple Tree Creek Rest Stop were emp­tied twice a week.

Allan Street, from Ca­bool­ture, said he was shocked with the con­di­tion of the bins.

“I travel most of the year depend­ing on my health and Ap­ple Tree Creek is one of my favourite places to stop,” Mr Street said.

“It’s win­ter and it’s Queens­land’s tourist sea­son, you would think the bins would be cleaned out daily, it’s dis­gust­ing to look at.”

The coun­cil is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ne­ces­sity of pro­vid­ing ad­di­tional bins at this lo­ca­tion dur­ing school hol­i­days due to an in­flux of visi­tors.

“Have a look at that bin near the toi­let block, it’s over­flow­ing and there’s a dirty baby’s nappy on the ground,” Mr Street said.

Mr Street raised the ques­tion – if it looks like this now, what would it look like af­ter the week­end?

The coun­cil would like to re­mind res­i­dents the bins are pro­vided for the use of park visi­tors and not for the dis­posal of do­mes­tic waste.

Any­one wish­ing to re­port over­flow­ing bins in parks and nat­u­ral ar­eas through­out the re­gion can phone the coun­cil on 1300 883 699.

Trav­eller Allan Street

You would think the bins would be cleaned out daily, it’s dis­gust­ing to look at.


TRASH TALK: The bins at Ap­ple Tree Creek rest stop are over­flow­ing with trash, de­spite twice-weekly col­lec­tions.

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