Students sometimes get a bad rap in Dunedin for the mess they make, but is it fair to blame all for the actions of a few?
All students do not deserve to be demonized by the actions of a few.
Most clean up after themselves...eventually. One way to make it easier for them to tidy as they go and avoid making a mess in the first place might be to supply PARTY BINS.
Anyone having a party could simply phone for Party Bins and a set of suitably labelled recycling & rubbish bins could be dropped off. Those bins would then be collected on the next normal rubbish day.
I have observed that people at a party are happy to put their empty glass, cans and cardboard in appropriate bins as long as they are clearly labelled and handy.
This could be a simple and inexpensive experiment that might radically reduce the amount of broken glass on the streets and footpaths of north Dunedin.
Recently more than 100 students took part in a cleanup organised by the Otago University Students Association (OUSA) in memory of Sophia Crestani.