I live on a street between Mt Eden village and Dominion Rd. Frankly I think the bottom of our street is an absolute pigsty, especially outside the ASB call centre.
The verges are thick with plastic bags, old mailers and bottles. People seem to think the bushes on the side of the road are rubbish bins. The planting on the speed bumps are also treated with disregard.
As for Dominion Rd, it’s a disgrace. There are always piles of boxes overflowing with rubbish and the usual litter everywhere. And the small park opposite Metropolitan Rentals is a hangout for the homeless who drink alcohol and then toss their rubbish on to the grass.
When did New Zealanders become such ignorant slobs? I can’t understand the mentality of anyone who thinks it’s acceptable to throw their rubbish anywhere.
I am also disappointed that local authorities take so little care to deal with litter and graffiti.