Town is a tip

Rubbish dumped in Farnham Park in Bentley, at the intersection of Farnham Street and Hill View Terrace. Picture: David Baylis d404930
Rubbish dumped in Farnham Park in Bentley, at the intersection of Farnham Street and Hill View Terrace. Picture: David Baylis d404930

Aldo Cicchino said Farnham Street and Hillview Terrace were regularly strewn with rubbish dumped on the roadside.

‘There is rubbish left out on the verges on a regular basis,’ Mr Cicchino said.

‘Mostly it is furniture left when people move out but recently books and magazines have been dumped and with the wild weather they have been strewn everywhere.

‘It is disgusting and it makes the area look ugly. My wife has taken photographs and asked the council to prosecute the people responsible but they have done little.

‘She has even spoken at council meetings. They say it is hard to find the culprits but we think that the council should prosecute the landlords. If they used that power it would not happen.’

Mr Cicchino said bags of household rubbish had been dumped at a children’s play area on Farnham Street, at the junction of Hillview Terrace, on July 20 and had not been cleaned up despite complaints from two residents.

‘I believe a resident saw someone dumping the bags but was unable to give the car registration, or did not want to give it to the council,’ Mr Cicchino said.

‘My wife saw it on Saturday and notified the council.

‘It is hard to understand how someone could dump rubbish at a kids’ playground and it needs to be cleaned up quickly.’

Mr Cicchino said the rubbish at the children’s playground was cleaned up on Friday but the trash on surrounding street verge’s had not been touched.

City of Canning spokesman Leigh Nastasi said the City of Canning took responsibility for the removal of illegal waste dumping.

‘It responds to instances of illegal dumping as soon as possible,’ he said.

‘The City of Canning may place CCTV cameras in areas with high rates of illegal dumping to catch offenders and to act as a deterrent.’