Rubbish and unwanted items have been left strewn across a Springridge Estate property, angering neighbours.

By Colin MacGillivray

Neighbours of a Wallan property are furious at rubbish left strewn across its front yard for weeks, describing it as an eyesore.

Joe and Frances Boig said they believed a former tenant of the Boronia Avenue property in Wallan’s Springridge Estate had moved out, leaving behind broken and unwanted items rather than disposing of them.

Ms Boig said the couple had lived in Wallan for 40 years and described it as a beautiful town, but said people who left rubbish on their properties had ‘no respect’ for the area.

“We need to clear our streets of this,” she said.

“It’s shocking that someone would do something like this.”

The incident is another in a string of rubbish dumping offences that have become a talking point in Mitchell Shire, with council estimating it received about 400 reports of rubbish dumping each year.

Council chief executive Brett Luxford said council was aware of the situation and was taking steps to address it.

“Local laws officers have spoken to the owner of the property and have issued a waste abatement notice in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 2017,” he said.

“If the rubbish is not removed, the owner will be issued with an infringement notice and costs associated with council removing the waste.