Karratha locals brave heat to help Clean Up Australia

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Kitty Garrioch, 11, Paul Garrioch, Kellen Robertson, 9, Andrea Robertson and Kyan Ives, 10.
Camera IconKitty Garrioch, 11, Paul Garrioch, Kellen Robertson, 9, Andrea Robertson and Kyan Ives, 10. Credit: Shannon Beattie/Shannon Beattie

Volunteers braved the 44C heat in Karratha on Sunday in an effort to clean up the town.

The clean-up, which was organised in collaboration with the Plastic Free Pilbara community group, involved 58 volunteers who collected 163 bags of rubbish.

Mayor Peter Long said all volunteers who participated in the Clean Up Australia Day event should be commended for their strong community spirit.

“The event aimed to remove rubbish from our environment to reduce its impact on amenity and the conservation of local flora and fauna,” he said.

The City of Karratha hosted a community clean-up day in October, which involved 79 volunteers collecting 228 bags of rubbish, and will host another community clean-up in June.

The City also employs litter pickers to collect roadside litter for 200 hours per week.

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