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.