Two truckloads of roadside rubbish cleared

Two truckloads and a ute load of rubbish was picked up from Warragamba and Silverdale.

Two truckloads and a ute load of rubbish was picked up from Warragamba and Silverdale.

Councillor Matt Gould has taken a swipe at litterbugs who ruin the appearance of the shire by throwing rubbish from their car windows.

Council staff picked up more than two truckloads of rubbish from Warragamba and Silverdale roadsides in just one day earlier this week.

The total weight of rubbish collected was seven tonnes (nine cubic metres).

Staff spent the best part of day walking nine kilometres along Silverdale Road, Farnsworth Ave and Production Avenue.

“It is not a great look if the first thing tourists see is rubbish on the side of the road,” Cr Gould said.

“This was not illegal dumping by organisations.

“The rubbish was caused by many people who throw their waste out their car window.

“It is not that hard to put a rubbish bag in the car or just keep it in the car until you get home.”

Cr Gould said he was “frustrated” by the “grubs” and was disappointed that 13 maintenance staff had to spend so long picking up the litter.

“Staff work hard to improve the look of the towns and I would rather see the resources and money go towards the long term benefit of the shire,” he said.

Mr Gould said staff were regularly required to clean up litter around the shire, especially at Bargo and The Oaks.

“Warragamba was going to be tidied up in time for Dam Fest but the amount of rubbish was becoming an eyesore,” he said.

“It only takes a few grubs to cause an issue.”