Clarence Valley residents have been urged to curb their enthusiasm for the annual kerbside clean up after piles of rubbish started to appear on the roadside – nearly two months before the event.
Clarence Valley Council general manager, Scott Greensill, said the kerbside clean up did not start until mid-May and called on people to keep the streets clean until then.
“It seems to be a little contagious at the moment,” he said.
“People put out a pile of rubbish in one area and others who see it seem to think the clean up is on and put out their own.
“The clean up starts on May 16 and will work progressively throughout the valley.
“People should not put out material for collection until the clean up is due in their area.
“It makes the area unattractive and penalties can apply.”
Mr Greensill said dates for collection are available at www.clarence.nsw.gov.au
He said the collection date was moved to May two years ago to avoid what are traditionally high rainfall periods.
Kerbside clean up dates below.
Armidale Road – Elland, Coutts Crossing, Blaxlands Creek, Nymboida
Gwydir Highway – Waterview Heights, Seelands, Eatonsville, Ramornie
Orara Way – Braunstone, Levenstrath, Lanitza, Kremnos, Glenreagh
Pacific Highway – Cowper, Ulmarra, Swan Creek, Tucabia, Pillar Valley, Wooli, Minnie Water, Diggers Camp, Bom Bom, Glenugie, Wells Crossing, Halfway Creek
South Grafton, Clarenza, Grafton (Villiers St to Clarence River)
29 May-3 June
Grafton (other than Villiers St to Clarence River), Junction Hill, Mountain View, Southgate and Lower Southgate
Clarence Way – The Whiteman, Copmanhurst, Fineflower, Baryulgil
Summerland Way – The Pinnacles, Gurranang, Banyabba
Yamba, Palmers Island, Angourie, Wooloweyah, Harwood, Chatsworth, Iluka, Woody Head, Ashby, Woombah, Tullymorgan, Warregah
Maclean, Lawrence, Townsend, Gulmarrad, Brooms Head, South Arm, James Creek, Woodford, Brushgrove, Tyndale