(Leader Newspaper Group)
MELBOURNE is in the grip of a rubbish plague, as lazy dumpers leave piles of junk to overflow and trash our streets.
From motorists tossing rubbish bags out of car windows to hikers desecrating a WWII memorial, no part of the city is unaffected by selfish litterbugs.
This month, a giant pile of hard rubbish took over a Ferntree Gully street, spilling over onto the footpath and obstructing the walkway for neighbours.
Angry neighbours said the messy mountain had grown over five weeks, with complaints to the Knox council going unheeded.
“Council drags its feet in the hope that by some magic means the waste will miraculously disappear,” angry resident Merle Kattouw said.
“That rubbish has been on that nature strip for the past five weeks and has now increased to such an extent that one cannot even walk on the footpath.”