Attitude Adjustment Needed For Greystanes Creek “A Dump”
A site at Toongabbie is a beautiful zone of Holroyd Council
Greystanes Creek Walkway Clean Up -
is just one of those success stories
Les Saville is a proud resident of Seven Hills and a next door neighbour of Toongabbie. He is a leader and passionate about Toastmasters International, a worldwide organisation that builds your confidence and self-esteem, while developing your Communication and Leadership skills. A “National Volunteer of the Year Award” winner and he is fed up! Fed up with inconsiderate people dumping junk in his beloved Greystanes Creek he walks down every morning.
An attitude of concern is in place:
Les the Clean Up Australia Day Supervisor advised “You may or may not be aware, that this creek is constantly being used as a dumping ground. More litter bins would be the way to go, placing about 20 meters apart along Junia Avenue. Currently we have only one bin at the BBQ site. There is a minority in our community, who are unaware of the appropriate place to dispose of rubbish and deposit larger items.” Clearly they have found a spot and it’s our Greystanes Creek!
So here is a message the those people “Please take your rubbish back home for recycling and disposal”, do not leave it on the ground or on the nature strip without calling for a council pickup. You can’t have an “Oh well, someone else will pick it up” attitude. (fines have increased and are now being issued) local residents are rising up, council and real estate agencies like ours are cracking down. We are not going to sit by anymore and let people trash out historical suburb.
Now with my rant over;
Les Said “He knows all too well Clean up Australia Day is held on one day a year. It appears that in the area of Toongabbie, that has not been controlled in the past. We do need to organise a clean up once a month instead of once per year and make it known, if caught dumping rubbish, a heavy fine will be imposed.” This is Les’s personal feeling and we at Elders Toongabbie agree.
“Truly I believe that our effort on Sunday 1st March was a success. The amount of rubbish collected outweighed the recyclable material. Aluminum Cans, Glass Bottles and Cardboard were most of the items that were collected for recycling.” Les explained.
Rubbish collected includes:
Les Pointed out that “Prams, Rusted Frame of an outdoor table, Basket Ball hoop configuration, Scooters, Strollers, Steel Water Pipe, Steel Coupling part of machinery, literally hundreds of plastic Shopping Bags, Paper Tissues, Jawbone with teeth (one of the most unusual items) Plastic bags of Garden Waste rolled into the creek, even part of a Holroyd city council Road Barrier was found on the Portia Road creek section of the walkway.”
It is obvious with the horrendous state this creek was in, that we as a community do need to gain control of this situation.
Les’s intention is to create a clean worthwhile suburb of Toongabbie, so visitor’s will see we are proud residents of this suburb. Is is a known fact of where and how recyclable material and general rubbish needs to be disposed of, in the allocated bins provided by Holroyd City Council.
- Yellow Lids – Recyclable Material and
- Red Lids – General Waste rubbish.
Les continued “Today, there are more items that can be recycled and a brochure is available, just for the sake of asking the council. We dump what we classify as household rubbish, the incorrect way. Yes, in the wrong bin. This leads wasteland being overfilled, eventually searching for other landfill areas.” Costs may be passed on to the residents over time if we keep on this course. Who wants more expensive rates, no one right? that’s what I thought.….
We as a community need to be in control, we can’t just rely on “someone else will do it” attitude, because realistically no one will care as much about Toongabbie than Toongabbie its self. as residents, we need to look after our area and keep on the lookout for illegal dumpers. If you do see someone who disregards the law dumping rubbish, then they need to be reported on 131 555 or 9840 9840.
Seriously is this what we want to be known for? when someone asks you “where do you live” are we going to be embarrassed or proud, the time is now to get involved before we are on A Current Affair. the choice is yours?
“Look after the environment as it will look after you.” Les Saville — CUAD Supervisor 0407462845
About Jhai Mitchell
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