The article in last week’s Sentinel-Times showed the opinion of the South Gippsland Conservation Society (SGCS) is long on rhetoric and short on fact.
The Inverloch transfer station has not been a tip for more than 20 years. No land fill has taken place on this site since then.
The rubbish and various recycled items are deposited in the various large bins.
The couple of paint tins shown in the photograph is hardly justification to close the transfer station. It is just poor management of the facility and the Bass Coast Shire Council should be policing the housekeeping by the contractors.
There is more rubbish thrown into Ayr Creek and on my nature strip (especially on long weekend) than shown in the photograph.
When I asked questions at the second public meeting at the Inverloch Hub (the one that the Mayor closed 50 minutes early), I asked if the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority had been involved in the claimed pollution of Screw Creek, no answer.
I spoke to the Leongatha office this week (Water Watch) and the only pollution in the creek is common to most water ways which is phosphorus, which we all know is caused by run off from farm land that has been spreading phosphate fertiliser to promote grass growth for fodder.
Is Bass Coast Shire Council going to close down farming next?
Any run off from the green waste that is stored briefly before being mulched and sold only produced tannins in the water, which is natural and is not pollution.
Peter Allen, Inverloch.