Shire gets a clean sweep
From Stokers Siding to Tweed Heads, from Kingscliff to Mt Burrell, hundreds of volunteers around the Tweed joined the 17th annual national Clean Up Australia Day yesterday.
Volunteers signed up at 18 sites around the shire, fanning out to their selected pockets to pick up other peoples' rubbish.
Groups of volunteers attacked parklands, coastal dunes, creeks, bushland and waterways from one end of the shire to the other in their contribution to what has become a national institution.
At Pottsville organisers said 19 people, fewer than last year, turned up for the local clean up which covered the area from Hastings Point to Wooyung.
Volunteer Jim Beard said their clean up zone appeared somewhat cleaner than in previous years but was still "diabolical".
He said the group collected plenty of builders' rubbish and demolition material, and domestic garbage including disposable nappies.