A BRAND new Xbox console and a total of 38 bags of rubbish were collected, cleaned up and recycled by students at The Riverina Anglican College (TRAC) yesterday.
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CLEANING UP: TRAC students (from left) Claudia Lawrence, Lily Graham, Mia Waring, Olivia Fairchild and Laura Smith. Picture: Les Smith

The 20 students picked up rubbish along Boorooma Road near Charles Sturt University.

TRAC’s principal liaison manager, Ian Begg, said all the students enjoyed participating in the event.

“It just shows the great community spirit that everybody has,” he said.

“Students are pushing down the door to be a part of it.”

TRAC student Natasha Lubke said this year was her first time taking part in Clean Up Australia Day.

“It’s been great, people have all pulled together and it’s been very fun,” she said.

TRAC was one of 20 schools in Wagga taking part in the Schools Clean Up Australia Day.

National Clean Up Australia Day will be held this Sunday, from 9am.

Wagga City Council environmental education officer, Alice Kent, said one of the main registration sites would be at Wagga Beach.

Ms Kent said around 80 people are expected to start the clean-up at Wagga beach.

“It will be great to see lots of people out and about cleaning up the area,” she said.

Ms Kent encouraged people to come along and register on the day.

With weather forecasts predicting Sunday to be warm and sunny, Ms Kent advised participants to dress appropriately and come prepared.

“Volunteers should wear sturdy enclosed shoes, have sun protection and keep well hydrated,” she said.


What: Clean Up Australia Day

Where: Register at Wagga Beach (other locations can be found at cleanupaustraliaday.org.au)

When: Registration is open from 9-11am

Dress: Wear enclosed shoes and sensible clothing.

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