IT'S great to see the Eaglehawk North Primary School community being so active in fighting litter.
The school is part of the Adopt A Roadside Program and spent last Sunday cleaning up one side of their stretch of Sailors Gully Road.
Assistant principal John Morton is spot on when he says such a program shouldn't exist.
The problem is people who litter are either lazy or show little regard for those around them.
Among the 12 huge bags of rubbish collected by the school community on Sunday were soiled nappies, needles, old clothing, a car tyre, child's car seat, bottles, cans and fast food packaging.
How does anyone think chucking litter out of a car is a good idea? It's hardly an effort to take items home to a rubbish or recycling bin.
How does anyone think chucking litter out of a car is a good idea? It's hardly an effort to take items home to a rubbish or recycling bin
You only have to look at stretches of roadside mowed by council to appreciate the true extent of this issue - scattered litter everywhere.
It shouldn't be left to community groups or council to clean up this mess - it just shouldn't be there.
EPA statistics show this unacceptable behaviour actually costs Victorians $80 million a year in the clean up bill.
Perhaps those caught littering should not only be fined but ordered to take part in the Adopt A Roadside Program.