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Fly-tipping - is there no end to it?

Discussion in 'Rant Room' started by Swami, Jun 29, 2020 at 1:15 PM.

  1. Swami

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    Even allowing for the disruption that lockdown has caused with, for a period of time, closure of recycling centres and town amenities, how lazy can people be with this incessant fly-tipping that goes on? I cannot recall a period of time when the countryside in particular has been littered with so much rubbish (two-seater sofas, TVs, mattresses etc).

    Below is a list of what was removed from the River Bann between September 2019 & April 2020, and in many cases those responsible probably drove by their local recycling centre in order to dump all this waste. Quite a variety of items, you'd have to say.

    Items removed from the River Bann between September 2019 and April 2020:

    • 11,672 plastic bottles, 7,793 glass bottles
    • 1,381 cans, 466 footballs
    • 311 tennis balls, 156 soft plastic balls
    • 124 plastic buckets, 118 bags of rubbish
    • 57 items of footwear, 45 plastic drums (three containing used oil, one leaking fuel)
    • 26 plastic plant pots, 25 plastic containers (one with oil and water, one with petrol, one with oil)
    • 22 plastic ducks, 17 paint tins
    • 15 traffic cones, 13 oranges
    • 11 shopping trolleys, 11 x 1/2 fishing rods
    • 10 lifebuoy rings, 10 fire extinguishers
    • Nine chairs, nine hurling balls
    • Eight basketballs, seven bananas
    • Seven bicycles
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    People will always take advantage, people will always ignore the rules.

    Just like the lockdown rules told us to stay home, some people ignored that by travelling up and down the country and then there are those who continued to visit the shops on a daily basis when we were advised to stay at home.
     
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    True, but fly-tipping has been a blight since way beyond lockdown started. And our local council has the cheek to put up the rates, and we are not getting value for money. Before lockdown kicked in they were debating further cutbacks, including that of litter-picking. I have yet to see anyone cleaning up litter - admittedly you expect to see that more in towns but even so this has been reported many times and nothing has ever been done.

    There is a stretch of road where I do my daily walk during the week, and a two-seater sofa was dumped there two years ago. Now it took at least two or three people to dump that over the ditch, yet three miles down the road is the local dump. So overall I'd say the effect that lockdown has had on this is minimal.

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    It's the height of selfishness. The sense of entitlement that some people have is disgraceful that they think they have the right to dump their rubbish wherever they like. Sadly selfishness is a behaviour that has been encouraged over the years. If there is no such thing as society, you don't care about maintaining the environment for others.
     

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