Vol­un­teers take out trash

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Jil­lian Mc­Kee

PROUD Bid­will res­i­dents joined al­most 700,000 peo­ple across the coun­try for Clean Up Aus­tralia Day on Sun­day.

The hard­work­ing Beau­tify Bid­will group, which cleaned ar­eas sur­round­ing Bid­will Pub­lic School and Bid­will Re­serve, was just one of the 2700 reg­is­tered groups in NSW.

More than 15,000 tonnes of rub­bish was cleared across the coun­try, with 6000 tonnes from NSW alone.

In its 26th year, Clean Up Aus­tralia Day has helped clear hun­dreds of thou­sands of tonnes of rub­bish out of com­mu­ni­ties.

Clean Up Aus­tralia Day founder Ian Kier­nan was over­whelmed by the sup­port this year.

“So long as we are pre­pared to get in­volved and get our hands dirty, clean-up events such as those of this last week will con­tinue to make a dif­fer­ence,” he said.

“Clean Up be­longs to the peo­ple and I am de­lighted that they have made the an­nual event the largest ... in the coun­try ... We should all be proud of our out­stand­ing suc­cess.”

Pic­ture: Phil Rogers

The Beau­tify Bid­will group get stuck into the task at Bid­will Square on Sun­day.

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