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Kings Point Drive cleans up

LOAD OF RUBBISH: Abi Saunders, foreground, and Kay Munson, one of the volunteers who assisted in the clean up, with the bags of rubbish they collected this week from just one section of the road.KINGS Point Drive has received a face lift from resident, Abi Saunders and her team of concerned residents.
Nanjing Night Net

The roadway, set on natural bush land, has become a dumping ground for fast food containers and household rubbish.

The litter is an unwelcome distraction from the beauty of the natural bushland leading into Kings Point.

The group has cleaned both sides of the two kilometre stretch of road, and collected more than 120 kilograms of waste, on just half the stretch of road last week.

This week, they collected a further 24 bags of rubbish.

Abi contacted residents through the Kings Point Neighbours Network Facebook Group, and organized a group of eight people to assist with collecting the rubbish from along the road.

The group included Alex Hooten, who attends Milton Public School and is on school holidays, and his Grandfather, Bill McGuiness.

“The rubbish was making Kings Point Residents look like slobs, when they aren’t” Abi said.

“I wish people would have more respect for the environment, and for each other,” she said.

The group kept the rubbish separate from the recycling when they took it to the depot.

Abi was also concerned that the rubbish being dumped would find its way into the waterways and eventually the ocean, or be blown there on a windy day.

“It is not just about aesthetics,” said Abi.

“It is about the environment too,” she said.

The two kilometre stretch of road was piled high with fast food containers, household waste and beer bottles that people seemed to have thrown out of their windows.

One passer by pulled over to congratulate the group on their efforts, and said that people who did not know the area, might think they were driving into a slum with the amount of rubbish that had built up along the road.

Abisays that she hopes by cleaning up the road it will encourage people to think twice about throwing rubbish out of their car, or dumping it illegally.

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