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'Grubs' use forest gully as dump

Advertising material carelessly dumped at the bottom of a Chatsworth gully has frustrated property owners.
Advertising material carelessly dumped at the bottom of a Chatsworth gully has frustrated property owners. Contributed

CARTONS of undelivered pamphlets lay at the bottom of a gully in State Forest off Meadows Lane at Chatsworth, frustrating locals as the rubbish pollutes their properties downstream.

One resident has reported seeing two loads of rubbish dumped at the site - one around February and one just four weeks ago.

The man, a local business owner, said the February load was of phone directories and had washed from the Meadows Rd site into the back of his property during this year's floods.

He said the second load looked like business brochures and he had noticed them dumped in the deep gully along Meadows Lane.

He expected someone had pulled over and thrown the stock into the gully, possibly because they did not want to deliver them or because dropping them off a tip would come at a cost.

The resident said he was disappointed by the "grubs" that used the site as their dumping ground, located close to State Forest, and was even more irritated by the state his property was left in when the discarded booklets landed their after floating down the creek.

Another witness estimated the gully to be some 30 metres deep, and said whoever dumped the booklets would have had to hurl them over the edge with quite some force.

It remains unknown who dumped the stock in the gully.

Topics:  chatsworth dumping rubbish state forest

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