July 18th 2008
Let us help you save your tip fee
Whether it was pangs of conscience on behalf of the original litter bug or an opportunity taken by an active recycler we don't know. But the dumped gym equipment we reported on recently in our story "Do you recognise this?" has been removed from the sand dune beyond Ned Lees Creek. Sad to say however, we didn't notice until now that there was more rubbish left just behind the same dune. And, now there is more, lots more, but this time dumped behind the Magnetic island Country Club.
The gym seemed to be in reasonable condition (see here) but since its removal we have discovered amongst the dumped rags, car radiator and plastic containers what we believe to be the weights that go with the gym and encourage whoever made off with the gym to return and make off with the weights and, as a thank you, can we suggest they remove the rest of the stuff too.
The rubbish hidden behind the dune near Ned Lees Creek
While this writer can understand resident's annoyance at now having to pay to dump rubbish at the Picnic Bay Tip, just how people could bring themselves to trash our beautiful World Heritage Island to avoid a few lousy dollars tip fee is something I cannot understand.
That is why it is even more outrageous to find trades rubbish dumped now behind the MI Country (Golf) Club at Picnic Bay.
All that could be discerned from this mess was that it appeared to be the work of somebody in the building trade with lots of electrical wiring (go get it copper recyclers) insulation, plastic bags with breeding mozzies and wood scraps. A brief examination failed to reveal any particular lead as to who may have dumped it but it appears they were likely to be a Peter Jackson smoker.
For the record. This pile is located about 50 meters down the bush track below the water tank adjacent to the Golf Club in Picnic Bay. If anybody wants some spare copper and, possibly, more useful bits and pieces, we suggest you take a look then take the lot.
It seems Magnetic Island is losing some self respect here and to help in a very practical way and help save you a tip fee, Magnetic Times welcomes anybody who has potentially useful waste materials to email us at email@example.com with a description of the waste your address and contact details. We will post this info straight to our FREE Classifieds where you may find a taker and even a buyer before you head off to the overloaded tip.
Story & photos: George Hirst
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