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Is there anything that can be done to stop the people who, each week, thrown rolled up bundles of junk mail advertisements, outside every house and unit in Ocean Shores?

I walk every day around many of the streets of Ocean Shores and I know that very few residents pick up these bundles of rubbish. They lay on the verges, in the gutters and driveways, rotting away and, following rain, become sodden and smelly.

They contribute significantly to our litter problem and they work against our goals of a green environment. What a waste of paper when we have more than enough advertisements screaming at us from our local commercial TV stations. There is no justification for this weekly dumping of junk mail on our doorsteps. Who is responsible for it? Can the people responsible be stopped?

 


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1 COMMENT

  1. Some people like those ads and some do not. You can buy “no junk mail” stickers at hardware stores for next to nothing and most of the people distributing ads respect them. The only groups who consistently do not respect the sign are those distributing political material. I make my own “no political material” sign during elections which all of the candidates respect except of course the Greens. The “no junk mail signs” would not be very dear in bulk – perhaps the Shire Council could join the advertisers and distribute one to each household. There probably would be a lot of people who for whatever reason have not placed one of those signs who would do so is they had one in hand.

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