Big pick up sees 150kg of rubbish

CLEAN UP: Scott Sallur, Thando Mpofu, William Everitt, Henry Upton, Mitchell Sallur, Siddhart Sachdeva and Charlie Patterson were picking up rubbish roadside.
CLEAN UP: Scott Sallur, Thando Mpofu, William Everitt, Henry Upton, Mitchell Sallur, Siddhart Sachdeva and Charlie Patterson were picking up rubbish roadside. Martin Volz

SUNDAY morning saw civic duty take priority over sleeping in when 37 locals volunteered their time for Clean Up Australia Day.

Crews from Healthy Ageing, Scouts, Girl Guides and individuals looking to lend a helping hand, got to work at 6am removing waste from parks, gullies, highways and the airport.

The dirtiest part of Charleville? The roadside on the way to the rubbish dump.

Fines are now in place if culprits can be identified for throwing rubbish out of car windows or not picking up what matter falls off their vehicles.

After a couple of hours of tidying, volunteers got together for a swim at the pool and to eat a barbecue breakfast including sausages and steak sandwiches.

The lucky dip draw saw Louise Moore, Deb Alick, Henry Upton and Maggie Jansen win $15 and $20 vouchers to be spent at Charleville Newsagency or Golders.

Council provided buses to take locals to waste hotspots and pick them up if they got tired from heat.

Girl Guides' Amber Hinz said it was a nice and cool morning to help clean Charleville up.

"We cleaned up King Edward Park, the netball courts, streets and the gully,” Ms Hinz said.

Girl Guides organiser Sam Owczarek said the girls do it every year as part of their service to the community.

This year they filled six bags of garbage.

Another volunteer, Chrissy Hayes, joked that she hoped she would find money lying on the ground.

Her real reason for getting involved in that national beautification program was to "keep Charleville beautiful”.

Organiser Sandy Manns said some volunteers travelled an hour to make it to the early morning clean-up.

"It was getting quite hot in the end but it is good to have it early,” Mrs Manns said.

"These things rely on community and it gives youth experience about learning to be responsible. It reminds them that they can do something to help too.”

About 150 kilograms of rubbish was picked up, mostly plastic and small pieces of metal.

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