About a month ago I found a dangerous looking plastic container on the beach and then had trouble getting
the authorities to remove it. I wrote about that in A Corrosive 8 twistaplot adventure on the beach.
It saddens me that the beach is so often used as a rubbish dump.
The other day I found a dumped trailer. At first I thought:
there’s a trailer, someone’s gone fishing. Then I thought:
so where’s the car? and
it’s a bit rough for fishing.
Once I was near the trailer I could see it had been stripped: there were no lights, licences, sides or floorboards. Parts of the chassis were gone. Surprisingly, the tires looked OK.
Recalling my experience with the plastic container I took careful note of the trailer’s position. I could see the red and white stripey pole that apparently marks the boundary between Kapiti and Horowhenua. The trailer was clearly within Kapiti’s boundaries. For good measure I checked the distance on my Apple Watch as I walked.
Short story even shorter: I reported it, Kapiti Coast District Council checked it out and removed the trailer as soon as stormy conditions allowed. Then they told me they’d done the job.
Good job, folks!
Also see my item Bagging the beach:
What’s really infuriating is the junk that has simply been discarded as though the beach is some giant rubbish tip.