Illegal waste disposal is currently causing trouble in Mattsee: Bauhof employees keep reporting that dumpsters at bus stops are being stuffed full of household waste. The municipality appeals to the common sense of the citizens – the general public would pay more.
Whether it’s rubbish tourists dumping rubbish in other communities or rubbish offenders dumping waste in the woods and meadows – almost all of their communities in Salzburg are struggling with such problems. It is currently affecting Mattsee, confirms Mayor Michael Schwarzmayr (SPÖ).
“We are constantly struggling with illegal dumping of household waste. This primarily applies to our bus stops along the state road, but also to the car park on the state road near Mattsee Süd. There are often sacks of household rubbish, and of course that’s a big problem for the community,” complains the mayor.
“High cost to the community”
Schwarzmayr emphasizes that this illegally dumped waste not only means more work for the employees of the building yard or the state road administration. “This caused high costs for the citizens. It is difficult to determine whether these are only residents of Mattsee or also from other countries. But the costs involved should not be underestimated.”
The mayor is asking the population to get another garbage can from the municipality if necessary. The removal fee for a 60 liter bin is just under 80 euros per year, for a 90 liter bin 116 euros. If you don’t need an additional bin right away, you can also buy 90 liter black bags in the municipal office and then add them to your own bin, adds Mayor Schwarzmayr.