THE region’s residents got their hands dirty and embraced Clean Up Australia Day yesterday.
Tamworth Regional Council parks and horticulture manager Brian Sheedy joined the Tamworth Tidy Towns group to clean up along Jewry St.
He said about 10 people scoured the sides of the road in Taminda to tidy up one of the city’s major thoroughfares.
“We collected more than 20 bags of rubbish. And I noticed that along Jewry St there is a different mix of rubbish,” Mr Sheedy said.
“I picked up nearly 50 tax invoices and delivery slips for goods that tradesmen use, and a lot of packaging material.
“They need to think, and should stow them away more carefully, if they’re putting them on the back of their trucks.”
Mr Sheedy said there was also the usual mix of fast food and drink containers.
It’s the fourth year in a row the group has looked after the patch on Jewry St.
They collect between 15 and 20 bags of rubbish each year.
“We got a good turn-up and finished a little bit earlier,” he said.
The most interesting find of the day was a set of number plates.
The Tamworth Urban Landcare Group cleaned up along the Peel River’s foreshores.