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Fly tipping is bad for the environment. But believe it or not, the term doesn't just cover typical household waste like refrigerators and old furniture. Dumping green waste, such as grass clippings, old stumps and unwanted soil, into bushland is also classed as fly tipping. Not only is the dumping of green waste illegal, but it is also harmful to the environment.
The next time you find yourself with a pile of green waste, consider the damage you will be doing to the environment before dumping it into nearby bushland. Then, contact a rubbish removal service that can dispose of the green waste properly.
Green Waste Smothers Native Plants
When you dump a pile of seemingly harmless garden waste into bushland, you are giving invasive weeds and plants an opportunity to smother native plants. Green waste such as twigs, leaves, mulch and grass clippings contain seeds. These seeds will more than likely lead to the spread of non-native plants and weeds.
How is this harmful to the environment? Foreign plants and weeds out-compete native plants, taking all the nutrients and space, essentially suffocating the more beneficial natives. When this happens, the local wildlife will suffer. Their food sources will dwindle and they will no longer be able to find shelter.
Green Waste Is a Fire Hazard
Australia is no stranger to bush fires. In February, 2017, New South Wales experienced its worst ever fire conditions due to high temperatures. Bush fires destroy huge swathes of bushland, killing plants and animals in their thousands. When you dump dry garden waste like tree branches, grass clippings and mulch, you leave a huge pile of kindling for bush fires to devour.
Dumping Green Waste Spreads Fire Ants
Ever since 2001, when fire ants were introduced to Australia from South America, Australia has attempted, without success, to eradicate these aggressive invaders. Although the infestations in Sydney and Queensland have been successfully dealt with, Brisbane continues to be plagued by fire ants.
Ranked as one of the worst invasive species in the world, fire ants are aggressive and when angered, attack en masse, leaving victims with painful bites. According CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), fire ants could infest every corner of Australia if their spread is not halted soon.
If the green waste that you dump into bushland contains fire ants, you could be contributing to the spread of these deadly invaders. Even a pile of unwanted soil may contain fire ants.
If you find yourself with a pile of green waste, do not dump it into bushland. Hire a rubbish removal service to dispose of it in an environmentally friendly manner.Share
12 March 2018