Muswellbrook St Vincent de Paul disappointed with dumping

EVERY Monday, the volunteers at St Vincent de Paul Muswellbrok return to a mess.

Over the weekend, residents – with good intentions or not – dump unusable items outside the Bridge Street shop.

Last weekend, it was no different.

A large pile of products, only good for the rubbish tip, formed near the centre's collection bins.

"This happens every weekend," Vinnies Muswellbrook centre president Carol O'Brien said.

"Our men volunteers are not young and for them to have to load other people's rubbish on to our vehicle and take it to the tip is very difficult.

“We have surveillance cameras but this does not stop people from dumping.

"They just hide their faces so we can not identify them.

”We have people dumping broken dryers at 11.45am, and old lounges at 1.45am in the middle of the night.

"We have five volunteers that drive past the centre throughout the weekend to take in rubbish dumped so to keep the place looking respectable.

"Perhaps council could help us clearing the rubbish by sending one of their trucks down on each Monday.

"If tip fees were not so expensive people might be inclined to take their rubbish there instead of dumping it at our centre.”