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Gympie cleans up - 4 March 2014

Clean Up Australia Day in the Gympie region was a success with 145 volunteers collecting around 348 bags of rubbish throughout the region.

The most common type of rubbish found was cans, plastic bottles, takeaway food packaging, cigarette butts and plastic bags.

Some interesting finds included a single bed mattress, an armchair, a double bed frame, a stolen wallet, four washing machine motors, two broken windscreens, three tyres and an ironing board.

Mayor Ron Dyne, said "It was great to see an improvement in volunteer numbers from last year.

"Keeping our region beautiful is something we should all remember throughout the year and I thank everyone who was involved this year for helping to make our region a place we are proud to call home", he said.

Thanks goes to:

  • Lions Club of Gympie South for cleaning up roadsides of Glastonbury Road, Southside
  • Gympie Cooloola Rotary Club for cleaning up Power Road and Mary Valley Road to Jones Hill
  • Gympie Rotary Club for cleaning up Corella Road and Bonnick Road
  • Curra Country Club for cleaning up the Matilda carpark area
  • Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC) for cleaning up banks of Mary River from Albert Park to netball courts
  • Rainbow Beach QPWS rangers and members from 4x4 and other community groups for cleaning up the coastline, Freshwater track, local parks and Clarkson Road up to Inskip turn off
  • Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends for cleaning up of roadsides and parks in Cooloola Cove
  • Tin Can Bay SES for cleaning up area from Crab Creek to Norman Point
  • Volunteers of the general public for cleaning up Albert Park Touch Football Grounds; Snapper Creek Road, Tin Can Bay; Centenary Park, Cooloola Cove; and Phil Rogers Park, Rainbow Beach.