Thursday, 24 March 2011

Lookout. What a load of rubbish

I snapped this the other day, on the way down the Kuranda range road.

This disgusting rubbish is overflowing at the popular lookout, about half way up the range. Why don't visitors take their bloody rubbish with them? Huh?

13 comments:

Martin Durkan said...

If it's a council bin, they should be collecting it more often and should know by now that tourists spots always produce way more rubbish. Some of the council bins at the beaches north of Palm Cove are so overfilled that their rubbish gets blown into the ocean week after week coz the bins look like this picture. Sorry, had to throw in my 2c worth.

Michael P Moore said...

Don't entirely agree. They simply shouldn't have a bin there. there is no reason why anyone needs to drive halfway up the Kuranda range, and dump their rubbish there.

Melissa Robertson said...

I dare them to take the bins away and leave a sign saying "U brung - U take it!" They are starting to do that now at festivals to make audiences responsible for their own footprint

Michael P Moore said...

Yes Mel. I took my visitors to Emerald Creek today and there's no bins there at all and no rubbish.

At Yorkeys, visitors use the tables and BBQ every night, and of course there's bind all over the place, yet the wankers leave their bottles, pizza boxes and rubbish on the table when they walk away.

Melissa Robertson said...

why is the bin over the railing anyway - one slight wind and it's down the hill. Still stupid which ever way.

Martin Durkan said...

Coz the council will be liable if the rubbish blows onto the road and causes and accident - better if it blows down the hill

Michael P Moore said...

Proves my rationale. No bin. Less incentive to Invite people to leave rubbish.

Andrew Tunney said...

I can understand your theory Mike but one thing is to be encouraged; that being that the bin is getting used as opposed to people just dropping rubbish where they finished with it!

I agree with Martin on this one, if the Council provide a bin for rubbish, then they have to empty it - "Val's environmental fairies" aren't going to do it for us.

Megan Bayliss said...

Plenty of recyclables in there too.

Paul Johnson said...

l think you will find that the lookout is maintained by Roadtec/Main Roads and has nothing to do with council

stinhambo said...

I hate packaging. Screw a carbon tax, there should be a packaging tax that charges for non recyclable materials like plastic lined cardboard.

securitydog said...

Come on guys, we complain when the tourists stay away but complain about them when they're here. We cannot have it all ways. Many of our tourists are caravaners and finding bins to place their rubbish are like hens teeth. Maybe more bins in the right places would be more appropriate and the council increase pickups to daily, but then we are asking our council to supply a service. Silly me.

knrhill said...

Stinhambo, I agree.
We have allowed the large multi National companies to over package with no conscience for the environmental impact of their actions.
I believe most of it is to do with fancy colors that draw the shopper to their product.
It is time for us a consumers to encourage better products and packaging at the checkout.
I also agree that there should not be bins at the lookout at all.
If it is deemed that there must be then there needs to be regular rubbish pick ups and these open top bins should be replaced with "wheely bin" style recycle and general waste bins, that would hold more rubbish, which would mean less pick ups, more environmentally responsible waste management as well as negate the chance of rubbish blowing out of the bin and down the hill or on to the road.