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This is rubbish: Becker

FED UP: Ropeley resident Graeme Becker is fed up with illegal dumping at the Ropeley Transfer Station.
FED UP: Ropeley resident Graeme Becker is fed up with illegal dumping at the Ropeley Transfer Station. Tom Threadingham

GROWING piles of illegally dumped rubbish at the Ropeley Transfer Station have grown on the nose for residents who have become fed up with the eyesore.

Angered with the state of the Ropeley Transfer Station, resident Graeme Becker feared the weekly sight of illegally dumped rubbish could spell the end of the facilities.

"This is designed exclusively for domestic rubbish, and look at what they've done to it," he said.

"This is a privilege we're going to lose."

Mr Becker considered the facility an innovation for the area, but said illegal dumping was ruining the convenient service for others.

Fellow resident Pete Boxshall echoed concerns over the quantity and types of rubbish being dumped, including old furniture, chemicals, building supplies and dead animals.

"People who don't even live here in the community are dumping all their waste here to the extent we can't get our own rubbish in," he said.

Mr Becker encouraged residents who saw illegal dumping to report it to the council or police.

"If you see them, challenge them and take down their registration numbers," he said.

Topics:  illegal dumping, rubbish


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