Volunteers plant trees along Police Creek as part of Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday.
Volunteers plant trees along Police Creek as part of Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday. Contributed

Half rubbish collected at clean-up could've been recycled

VOLUNTEERS could be seen scouring the roadside near the golf course and Police Creek on Sunday, picking up rubbish for Clean Up Australia Day.

It was one of many events held across the region, with volunteers meeting up everywhere from Boyne Beach to Facing Island.

Field officer with the natural resource management group Boyne Calliope Sub Region, Vicki Dart, said there was an increase in numbers at the Kin Kora meeting this year, with 14 people going along to pick up litter.

"About 50% of the rubbish collected was recyclable and a large percentage of that came from the nearby shops," she said.

Volunteers also planted trees along Police Creek to help stabilise the river bank.



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