Waves of discontent over beach dumping


Local surfer Matt McGurgan photographed this mess at the carpark of Surf’s Beach last Monday.
Local surfer Matt McGurgan photographed this mess at the carpark of Surf’s Beach last Monday.

Mr McGurgan regularly surfs at Surf’s Beach in Secret Harbour and sometimes picks up any rubbish but said it is becoming ‘old’.

“I am really sick of it,” he said. “I just really want to name and shame whoever dumps rubbish there,” he said.

“The clothes here I picked up and took them to the op shop – they were in fine condition and it is not hard to drop them in an opp shop bin.

“But it’s not just the clothes; there are always MacDonald’s and Hungry Jacks wrappers down there. People just drop stuff all the time even when other people are around – they just don’t care.

He said much of the rubbish usually occurred after Friday and Saturday nights and that there weren’t enough bins at the carpark.

Littering at Surf’s Beach attracts a $200 on the spot fine or $500 for litter that is a hazard such as broken glass and lit cigarette butts.

Rangers and Police can issue littering fines.