MORE than 5.5 tonnes of rubbish were collected across the Fraser Coast last weekend.
The Fraser Coast Regional Council has been tallying the numbers following Clean Up Australia Day events in the region last Sunday.
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Councillor Paul Truscott said the day was one mixed of disappointment and pride.
“I’m disappointed that there was so much rubbish around the place to be collected, but proud of the sense of pride in our community that we can band together to do our part to clean up and make the place shine,” Cr Truscott said.
Cr Truscott said there were 42 officially registered sites around the region this year.
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He said the number of people who stepped up to volunteer was also encouraging.
“We had good participation at Council organised sites too this year compared to previous years. More than 110 people turned up at Pier Park in Hervey Bay and more than 50 participants turned up at Prickett Park in Maryborough,” Cr Truscott said.
“Altogether, just over 5.5 tonnes of rubbish were collected from the various sites across the region. That included 1.46 tonnes collected around Hervey Bay and 4.2 tonnes collected around Maryborough.”
The most common types of rubbish collected on the day included: drink cans and bottles; cigarette butts; ice-cream tubs; straws and plastic cutlery.