W­hat rub­bish!

George Herald - - News - K­ris­ty Kol­berg

An il­le­gal dum­ping si­te has re­a­red its ugly he­ad in Blan­co. Ac­cor­ding to a re­a­der who sub­mit­ted p­ho­tos, the a­rea at the top en­tran­ce to Gol­den Val­ley from Mait­land S­treet is con­stant­ly stre­wn with rub­bish.

"A­part from it being an ey­e­so­re, it is a fi­re and he­alth ha­zard. A­ny­thing g­oes. Glass, plas­tic, old clot­hes, food, gar­den re­fu­se, pa­per. It al­so draws un­wan­ted sak­krap­pers to the a­rea."

He says he has ma­de nu­me­rous pho­ne calls to the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty and al­so went in per­son to com­plain.

S­hort­ly af­ter the Ge­or­ge He­rald sent a me­dia que­ry, the bulk of the rub­bish was re­mo­ved. Sad­ly the cle­an-up was short-li­ved. On Tu­es­day mor­ning, fi­ve mo­re black bags and ot­her junk we­re wai­ting to be pic­ked up.

Re­ad the let­ter and the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty's re­spon­se on our let­ters pa­ge.

P­ho­to: K­ris­ty Kol­berg

See mo­re p­ho­tos at www.ge­or­ge­he­rald.comThe il­le­gal dum­ping si­te in Blan­co was cle­a­ned by the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty last F­ri­day, but t­his is w­hat it look­ed li­ke a­gain on Tu­es­day mor­ning.

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