Council open to litter ideas

Changes to litter management on Dunedin beaches are best dealt with through the annual plan process, the Dunedin City Council says.

Our Seas Our Future this week called for more bins, cameras and better management for rubbish at beaches.

34,550 litres of rubbish was found during St Kilda, Tomahawk and Smaills Beach cleanups in the past seven years, founder Noel Jhinku said.

The council welcomed the feedback from the group and thanked it for its efforts, parks and recreation group manager Robert West said yesterday.

‘‘We recognise that managing litter and illegal dumping across our city is a significant issue that requires a multi-faceted approach to help reduce the problem.

‘‘The group OSOF may want to raise their suggestions as part of next year’s annual plan process.’’

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