MY wife and I live in Rowallan Park, one block away from the Baakens Valley. Naturally, that is the spot where I take our dog for a walk every day.
Over the years, I have seen my share of rubbish dumped there, rubbish which offends me, so I relocate this rubbish to where it should go – the new superb Hunters Retreat tip.
Last week I came across the normal pile of household rubbish, not on the level close to the road, but someone had taken the trouble to drive a couple of hundred metres to the dip where the Baakens runs at the bottom, dumped the disgusting stuff and then presumably reversed all the way back to Van der Stel Street.
It is at times like this I realise that we can have these very adequate tips for the convenience of the local population to dispose of their unwanted rubbish very easily, but when you see what I saw it makes you wonder.
No matter where you are around this area, using the tip is the easiest and quickest way to dispose of that rubbish. But no, this individual went out of his way to drive to the valley, go as far as the dip and then throw the disgusting stuff there.
That gives me the definite vibe that these individuals do not care about the easiest way, they purposely wish to desecrate the beautiful open spaces that we all enjoy. There can be no other explanation. A very sad reflection on human nature.
Richard Burbidge, Rowallan Park, Port Elizabeth