Calder Highway rubbish: No end in sight for litter woes

John Burfitt and fellow volunteers at Saturday’s clean-up of the Calder Highway, Red Cliffs. Picture: Glenn Milne

John Burfitt and fellow volunteers at Saturday’s clean-up of the Calder Highway, Red Cliffs. Picture: Glenn Milne

VICROADS has not indicated whether it will take direct action to address continued littering on the Calder Highway between Red Cliffs and Irymple. 

On Saturday, a group of five volunteers spent four hours picking up 40 bags of rubbish from the roadside between Red Cliffs and ­Sunnycliffs. 

Clean-up organiser John Burfitt said the group would need to return to finish the stretch between Sunnycliffs and Irymple due to low volunteer numbers on Saturday. 

Bags of rubbish collected in Saturday's clean-up.

Bags of rubbish collected in Saturday's clean-up.

“It’s really disgusting to be quite honest,” Mr Burfitt said.

“When I started doing it about four years ago, it was probably a little bit worse than what it is at the moment.

“I was just hoping over the years people would have improved the way they disposed their rubbish.

“There’s obviously got to be stronger penalties for people who do litter and maybe the education needs to be out there a little more.” 

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