Rubbished sites

Frustrated councils unable to demand rubbish be removed

An article in the SMH (20 Sep 2013 pp.12-13) outlines the difficulty Council’s face trying to unsightly rubbish and vegetation removed from private land as well as the difficulties faced with illegal dumping.

Council’s have limited legal power to address these community concerns and taking legal action can be quite expensive.

Often another consideration is the fact that the problem may be associated with a mentally-ill person.

Often, ‘one person’s trash is another person’s treasure’. One homeowner with a huge collection of ‘junk’ successfully argue that every item he had could be reused in some way.

Read the full story at:

Frustrated councils unable to demand rubbish be removed

 

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