18 tonnes of rubbish collected from Belgrade Forest in 3 days
Those who are overwhelmed by the heat in Istanbul flock to Belgrade Forest, especially at the weekend. Picnickers leave their rubbish behind. According to the information received from Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, 18 tonnes of garbage was collected from Belgrade Forest on 22, 23 and 24 July. While the highest number of entries to the Belgrade Forest was on Sunday with 3,85 vehicles, the amount of garbage left behind was 7 tonnes.
Citizens who are overwhelmed by the hot weather in Istanbul flock to picnic areas at the weekend.
Especially Belgrad Forest in Sarıyer is the most visited area.
Those who had a picnic and spent time in the forest left behind a pile of rubbish. Similar scenes occur every weekend.
Among the discarded rubbish are football balls, food waste, picnic chairs, plastic water bottles and cardboard boxes.
The garbage left under the trees instead of the containers is collected by the municipality teams.
THOUSANDS OF VEHICLES ENTERED BELGRAD FOREST
According to the information received from Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, the number of vehicles entering the Belgrade Forest was 1,364 on Saturday 22 June and 3,85 on Sunday.
The amount of garbage collected from Belgrade Forest was 4 tonnes 900 kilograms on Friday, 6 tonnes 120 kilograms on Saturday and 7 tonnes on Sunday.
“IT REALLY HURTS ME; THERE IS RUBBISH EVERYWHERE”
Özcan Aydın, who rebelled against the view he saw, said, “I was passing by the road, we stopped to take a small breath, but everything is deplorable. It really hurts my heart, there is rubbish everywhere, I wish they wouldn’t leave it like this, people should be sensitive. We deviated for 5 minutes to breathe; we couldn’t sit for 10 minutes. We go back immediately because of the smell. Everywhere, rubbish and bottles were left as they were.”
“WE CAN’T SIT DOWN, WE CAN’T GET UP; IT’S FILTHY EVERYWHERE”
Server Toprak, on the other hand, said, “We could not sit here because I was uncomfortable, we get up, the whole place is filthy, it is a pity.”