Disgusted Towamba and Perico residents have organised another Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday following the collection of a ute load of rubbish at the weekend.
Towamba Road, which connects Eden to Towamba, was one of the hotspots targeted by the campaign, others included Snug Cove (by Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre), Lake Curalo Boardwalk and Eden Sportsground (by Eden Sea Scouts) while school students donned gloves on Friday to tidy up their grounds.
Regular clean-up efforts are held around the Perico and Towamba areas to combat rubbish left behind by lazy litterbugs.
“Yahoos in four-wheel-drive vehicles come from other towns to booze up and drive around (state forests),” one resident said.
“What can we do about the crime of littering? Clean up again?”
Last year, Lisa and Frank Bossink and Maureen Volentras, wrote to residents asking them if they knew who was responsible, to ask them to stop.
“We don’t want our children to grow up in a forest of rubbish” was their appeal.
The trio collected five sacks and other rubbish on Sunday, a similar tally to a clean-up held eight months ago.
All are invited to meet at the Towamba Hall at 10.30am this Sunday.
Please bring a hat, sturdy shoes and drinking water.
Gloves and sacks will be provided.