Clean up uncovers rubbish problem
BRIONY Mills and fellow helpers from McDonald’s Family Restaurant had fun at Clean Up Australia Day yesterday as they collected four bags of rubbish on a walk along both sides of Albion, Victoria, Wallace and Wood streets in Warwick.
“It was a lot of fun so we will definitely do it again next year,” Ms Mills said.
“We found four plastic bags of rubbish.
“It seems people are just throwing the bags out of cars.
“The most rubbish was around the corner of Victoria and Palmerin streets.”
The group had a challenge going to find a full set of clothing.
They found thongs, gloves and a shirt but came up short with pants to complete the set.
Ms Mills said 15 of the people who volunteered to help out were discouraged as the rain came in from the east yesterday morning.
“There was some rain on our walk,” Ms Mills said.
“If it isn’t raining next year, we hope to get a lot of volunteers.”
One of the first items to go in a yellow recycling bag was an empty beer bottle.
Volunteer Stephanie Clarke finished school in 2009 and now works at McDonald’s.
“Helping with the clean up gave me something to do yesterday,” Ms Clarke said.
“People should be more careful with their rubbish.”
Douglas Smith had the best or perhaps the worst find, a plastic bag which smelt like old meat.