Tuart Hill childcare worker concerned by continuous illegal dumping


Margarita Fazzari (Tuart Hill Baby and Child Care Centre) works at the centre and says rubbish continuously gets dumped outside the centre on the verge. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d478851
Margarita Fazzari (Tuart Hill Baby and Child Care Centre) works at the centre and says rubbish continuously gets dumped outside the centre on the verge. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d478851

A CHILDCARE worker is concerned about continuous illegal dumping outside her Tuart Hill workplace.

Margarita Fazzari says rubbish is regularly dumped on the verge at Tuart Hill Baby and Child Care Centre, on the corner of Main and Hector streets.

“People seem to think it’s OK,” she said.

“It’s just disappointing as there’s no excuse for it.”

Ms Fazzari said items were often removed by City of Stirling staff but were quickly replaced by more rubbish.

She believed it was unsightly and not the image the centre wanted to portray to parents.

“We have been having the issue for a few years now where people dump their rubbish on the side of the road on the verge like mattresses, suitcases, vacuum cleaners and you name it they dump it,” she said.

“Enough is enough now, there has been suitcases dumped full.”

A City spokeswoman said officers visited the area five times last year and reports of dumped rubbish reduced from 1798 in 2016 to 1455 reports in 2017.

“The introduction of on demand skip bins, mattress collections, whitegood collections and e-waste collections has assisted in reducing illegal dumping,” she said.

The spokeswoman said reports were forwarded to rangers for investigation and if someone can be identified they will advised to remove the rubbish, otherwise officers will collect it.

Ms Fazzari urged people to be make use of the various options available for rubbish disposal and believed there were “no excuses” for dumping.

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