GREENBUSHES Tidy Towns volunteers and local school children took part in the annual “Clean Up Australia Day” litter pick up in March, collecting more than 60 bags of rubbish from the streets and highway.
Students set out armed with gloves and rubbish bags to pick up litter in the parks and footpaths around the school.
They also scoured a bush block opposite the school which has been the focus of school replanting and sustainability projects for the past few years.
Greenbushes Tidy Towns Coordinator Leonie Eastcott said getting the children at the school involved each year helped to educate them about the importance of keeping their town free of litter.
Ms Eastcott said the students could see the impact of their efforts and would learn the importance of disposing of litter in bins rather than dropping it where it could damage the environment.
“We found things such as cigarette butts and broken glass on the footpaths but generally the park areas were pretty clean this year, which is great to see,” Ms Eastcott said.
The community highway litter pickup extended for several kilometres from north of the Greenbushes entrance roads off the South Western Highway to the Greenbushes Cemetery south of the town.
Greenbushes has registered for the 2016 Keep Australia Beautiful Council’s West Australian Tidy Towns Awards.
Last year the town was chosen as the South West’s regional finalist in the State awards.