Sydney resident fumes over 'disgusting' rubbish act

A Sydney resident is fuming over a constant mess left in his neighbourhood, calling out residents for illegally dumping rubbish outside their homes and leaving it there instead of booking council pick-ups.

"Five calls to Randwick council about this," the fuming man wrote in a local Facebook group along with photos of the rubbish strewn along the nature strip and across the footpath.


Rubbish piled up along the footpath and nature strip in South Coogee.
The Coogee local was outraged over the mess saying the council can't do anything about it unless they have proof of who dumped it. Source: Facebook

The picture shows piles of rubbish piled up on the nature strip containing baskets, boxes and slats from beds on a street in South Coogee in Sydney's east.

According to comments from local residents, the area is constantly having rubbish dumped there.

However some locals responded saying they've noticed more people dumping rubbish, rather than throwing it out suggesting the council increase scheduled clean-ups.

The rubbish was strewn across the nature strip and footpath in South Coogee. Source: Facebook
Rubbish was strewn across the nature strip and footpath in South Coogee. Source: Facebook

"Randwick council need to bring back scheduled clean-ups," one user wrote. "I’ve noticed more dumping in the last couple of years.

"I think it’s harder for non-ratepayers to know how to book for clean-ups, and know what their entitlement is for a property they may not have lived at for long," they continued.

"But still no excuse for dumping."

Fines of up to $7,500 for individuals

According to Randwick City Council, if the person responsible for the dumping can be identified, the fines range from $750 up to $7,500 for individuals. Businesses can be fined up to $15,000.

The council told Yahoo News Australia they offer one scheduled bulk clean-up each year and residents can book an additional five free bulk clean-ups throughout the year at a time that best suits them.

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