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Truck loads of waste collected during annual clean up

These three locals volunteered at Corrimal Beach on Sunday.

These three locals volunteered at Corrimal Beach on Sunday. PHOTO: Warren & Diane Ackary.

There wasn't a shortage of volunteers at Corrimal Beach on Sunday.

There wasn’t a shortage of volunteers at Corrimal Beach on Sunday.

MORE than 10 tonnes of waste was removed from 54 sites across the Wollongong local government area over the weekend as an army of residents took part in the annual Clean Up Australia Day.

A Wollongong City Council spokesperson told The Bulli Times In the main the clean up gathered fast food wrappers, plastic bottles, chip and confectionary wrappers, as well as some illegal dumping material.

Volunteers gathered at sites across the city, including Helensburgh, Thirroul, Bulli, Bellambi and Corrimal on Sunday. Local schools also particpated by cleaning their neighbourhoods on Friday.

“While some places like Puckeys Estate, Fairy Meadow, have improved, other areas – such as the reserve near Tallawarra Power Station and City Beach – still contain a lot of rubbish,” the spokesperson said.

“We congratulate all volunteers on their efforts as the weather was not in our favour.”

Council still has to remove seven abandoned cars and is waiting for the areas to dry out more so they can be removed.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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