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Errington is not your garbage can
Take a drive anywhere in rural or semi rural areas, and this is increasingly becoming the pastoral view. This pile of human discard, was collected along the side of the road, and ditch, in front of my home, approximately a 20-metre stretch.
Plastics, cigarette packages, cigarette butts, a Muscle magazine, a car mat, a running shoe, a condom, two fountain pens, tampon, a beer can, monopoly money, a container of fries, wrappers and an assortment of other nondescript items.
Since when has Errington become your own personal garbage can? This is becoming the norm, in so many rural areas.
Little Mountain’s garbage heap, and the dead end roads out here are dumping grounds. Driving, or cycling in Errington, most of the interconnecting roads are littered with human refuse.
Since when has this become the new normal? How can a person, just indiscriminately throw garbage out the window?
Planet Earth and rural ditches are not invisible places to leave unwanted belongings. It doesn’t ‘magically’ disappear. The ditches do not contain a ‘Ditch Creature’, that will devour the waste you throw it.
We are all to blame, for any garbage seen at the side of the roads.
I did not relish the idea of picking up other people’s filth, but doing nothing makes me just as guilty as the people who throw these items. It is not the sole responsibility of private companies, or city workers, to clean up the Earth.
When we keep driving by it, shaking our heads, muttering under our breath..... Take some action. It took me only 15 minutes to gather all of this, at minimal cost. We must all do this! If everyone just cleaned the small space, in front of their own home, or place of business, even just once a week, it would make a small difference.
The fact that people still litter, in this day and age, is appalling. Education is not enough. Do your small part. Take action.