THE reason so many illegal dumpsites are mushrooming all over the country is because of the absence of council bylaws that make it compulsory to have a dustbin at each house, and which should be distributed at a reasonable price.
Also, making these dustbins colour-coded according to the respective postcodes and addresses could help prevent theft.
Fines should be issued to households that do not place a dustbin in front of their house for rubbish collection.
There should also be instructions for residents to keep all garden refuse in big plastic bags.
Even the council workers who trim the grass by the sides of drains and sidewalks do not gather the cut grass into bags for disposal.
They leave the cut grass lying in heaps by the road side, creating dumpsites for irresponsible people to add their rubbish to.
The cut grass also sometimes falls into drains and causes them to become clogged.
Tree branches should also be cut, ensuring they are of a certain manageable size and tied into bundles for easy disposal.
There should be designated days for the cutting of branches and to dispose these in bulk, together with discarded furniture.
If Australia can implement these council regulations and maintain a clean environment, I do not see why our council cannot emulate them and solve the problem as well.