Rubbish lethal, not just a mess

In particular, the dumping of it on street verges, in bushland and in front of charity bins.

Almost a year ago a child cut his foot badly on a broken bottle at a Sorrento beach and in today’s Times there is the sad story of the death of a pony after it suffered a severe gash from discarded glass.

The pony’s Carabooda owners have appealed for people to be mindful of the unforeseen consequences of dumping unwanted material.

But, with the regularity of the problem, authorities have been forced to go down the line of prosecution and dob-in phone lines.

The message along with ‘don’t dump’ to protect the environment is ‘you will be caught’… and fined.