The Sutherland Shire Council has pulled the plug on its twice-yearly cleanup service after issues with broken-down trucks and reduced staff numbers left many streets inundated with unwanted junk:
The council resolved at a meeting on Monday to replace the biannual rubbish pick-up with a twice-yearly ‘‘on-call’’ collection.
The change followed the disastrous clean-up over December and January, which saw some streets waiting up to two weeks for kerbside rubbish piles to be cleared.
During Monday night’s debate, several councillors condemned the most recent clean-up and claimed it had made the shire look like Beirut.
The article mentions the names of a few councilors but does not mention who actually made the comment. Nevertheless, I will be sending out a looks like Beirut certificate to the whole lot. Here’s a photo describing what the councilors believe Beirut looks like:
While the certificates make their way half-way across the planet, I leave you with this photo of Beirut complete with daytime street lights, the white plastic chair parking protector and the against-all-odds, against-all-traffic moped: