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Topic # 114860 5-Mar-2013 18:09
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Hi all,
I like to keep our street looking tidy (it's only about 200 metres long), so I went for a walk and picked up 5 plastic bottles today. I pick up any bottles or cans that others have dumped (well someone's gotta do it).



What's the state of your street like? Five today is on the high side for our's.




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  Reply # 775153 5-Mar-2013 18:13
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My street is generally good, except in the couple of the blocks at the bottom where some low life decided is a good place to park trolley carts they take from the supermarket to roll their single bag home. I really dislike people doing this.







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  Reply # 775156 5-Mar-2013 18:19
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freitasm: My street is generally good, except in the couple of the blocks at the bottom where some low life decided is a good place to park trolley carts they take from the supermarket to roll their single bag home. I really dislike people doing this.



I hear you on that one. If I ever see any in my area, I usually take a note and phone the supermarket.




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  Reply # 775170 5-Mar-2013 18:53
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Well we have a bit more rubbish than yours at my street because of the public park there with no public rubbish bins!




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  Reply # 775187 5-Mar-2013 19:15
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sonyxperiageek: Well we have a bit more rubbish than yours at my street because of the public park there with no public rubbish bins!


no rubbish bins does not give people the right to litter.


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  Reply # 775188 5-Mar-2013 19:15
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I live on a road that is frequented by walkers and has a reserve and waterfall at one end, every now and then some animal dumps a bag of rubbish there, I usually call the council

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  Reply # 775500 6-Mar-2013 09:51
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I live in a busy street in Phillipstown, Christchurch.

It's a dump. Empty sections everywhere that are being used for other people's waste. Fresh smashed bottles scattered around on a regular basis. Empty beer cartons, wine casks, you name it. People just dumping old furniture on the footpath... Not to mention tagging on every available fence.




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  Reply # 775514 6-Mar-2013 10:03
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Pretty clean here in Wadestown (welly). The wind blows all the rubbish down to Thorndon. Or to Cook Strait.




 

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  Reply # 775519 6-Mar-2013 10:15
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sonyxperiageek: Well we have a bit more rubbish than yours at my street because of the public park there with no public rubbish bins!

I read somewhere that they were deliberately not putting bins in parks as they had researched it and found that there was less litter in parks without bins than parks with bins. The theory being that if there are bins there, they either get full (and people still try and use them, or dump rubbish around them) or people throw rubbish AT the bin rather than IN the bin.

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I sometimes walk in Memorial Park (Palmerston North) at lunch time. The amount of litter there is disgusting. Both in and out of the pond. I often think we don't deserve our "clean green" label.

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  Reply # 775616 6-Mar-2013 12:34
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mm1352000: I sometimes walk in Memorial Park (Palmerston North) at lunch time. The amount of litter there is disgusting. Both in and out of the pond. I often think we don't deserve our "clean green" label.


I often have the same though, then I remember how bad litter was in Melbourne, maybe we should be "cleaner and greener than most places"

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  Reply # 775728 6-Mar-2013 15:35
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Klipspringer:
sonyxperiageek: Well we have a bit more rubbish than yours at my street because of the public park there with no public rubbish bins!


no rubbish bins does not give people the right to litter.



No it doesn't..




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  Reply # 775729 6-Mar-2013 15:36
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trig42:
sonyxperiageek: Well we have a bit more rubbish than yours at my street because of the public park there with no public rubbish bins!

I read somewhere that they were deliberately not putting bins in parks as they had researched it and found that there was less litter in parks without bins than parks with bins. The theory being that if there are bins there, they either get full (and people still try and use them, or dump rubbish around them) or people throw rubbish AT the bin rather than IN the bin.


That's interesting.






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  Reply # 775755 6-Mar-2013 16:21
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Thanks for sharing guys. Sounds like a lot of people should know better but don't give a s**t.

I'd like to thank whoever left a vanilla coke bottle in the gutter outside my place today. At least we have recycle bins I can quickly chuck it into.




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  Reply # 775756 6-Mar-2013 16:22
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Litter is average on my street: Great North Road gets fairly swept by the 18 hours a day of constant traffic...

What pisses me off is smokers littering, I'm sure they don't throw other rubbish on the ground, why are ciggerette butts somehow exempt from litter status? (especially when driving)

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  Reply # 775757 6-Mar-2013 16:22
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DarthKermit: Thanks for sharing guys. Sounds like a lot of people should know better but don't give a s**t.

I'd like to thank whoever left a vanilla coke bottle in the gutter outside my place today. At least we have recycle bins I can quickly chuck it into.


Shouldn't be too hard to track down the one person in NZ who drinks vanilla coke...

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