In Cooke Town, you’ll see an unusual way to get the message across, to random dumpers of garbage. Especially those who miss the bus on the morning collection, when carts go down the road to collect your bag of disposables.
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The location here is Ashoka Road – a nice peaceful road, where you’d like to go for your morning walk, without turning up your nose and holding your breath.
As a "pilot project" the Residents Welfare Association of Cooke Town has cordoned off this spot, which was a major landing point for random dumpers. Once a spot starts off as a dumping ground it only gets worse, day by day. And bad habits are hard to break.
The barricade with a stretch of cordon-tapes looks formidable – and a sure attention getter if you stand in front of it to dump your trash. The poster with a "REWACT" logo gives this effort an official sign-off.
Strange to think that the random dumper is not someone else. He or she is one of us – smiling at us at the crossroads, standing behind you in the queue at the post office, or at the next table in a coffee shop.
Guess you have to draw the line, somewhere. ⊕