Litter: McDonald’s blames street kids for dumped burger wrappers

2008-06-15 00:00

THE manager of the McDonald’s restaurant in Chatterton Road has blamed street children for the mess that is strewn across the veld near the restaurant.

Torn garbage bags containing the restaurant’s cooldrink containers and burger wrappers were found just a block away from the branch in open veld. The Witness was sent pictures of the mess by a concerned reader, who said he would think twice before eating there again if this is the way they go about discarding their refuse.

Manager Seelan Chettia said the trash from their restaurant is being picked up by a contracted company every morning. “We also have six trolley bins outside. We assume that it could be the street kids who might have taken [the rubbish] from our bins some time at night.”

He said he will discuss the matter with his superiors with a view to having the mess cleaned up.

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