THERE have been many letters lately about roadside dumping of rubbish and why.
One of the main contributing factors could be the exorbitant cost of disposal in the shire.
I recently took a standard trailer load of building waste, mostly timber off-cuts, to Tamala Park and was astounded to be charged $132 to dump it.
A half-boot load of styrene was $16 and the quarry dump wanted $70 for a trailer load of clean, new sand (twice the cost of buying it).
Many people can�t afford these hugely excessive dumping fees and opt for the easy alternative.
While I certainly do not condone roadside dumping and littering, I now understand more why it happens.
The solution is to drop dumping charges to a realistic level.