Volunteers take out trash
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.”
The Beautify Bidwill group get stuck into the task at Bidwill Square on Sunday.