Community clean-up hailed a success

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Care for Hedland waste coordinator Jillian Fisher presenting the trophy to Kadek Liggins, Mada Suartini, Heince Sitorus and Aulia Secker.
Camera IconCare for Hedland waste coordinator Jillian Fisher presenting the trophy to Kadek Liggins, Mada Suartini, Heince Sitorus and Aulia Secker. Credit: Alexander Scott

With gloves and bin bags at the ready, South Hedland residents competed against each other as part of a community clean-up.

The recent annual South Hedland Street Blitz organised by the Care For Hedland Environmental Association was won by the Indonesian Hedland Association.

The competition began in 2007, based on the TV show Backyard Blitz.

It was devised to promote town pride and is now used to draw attention to areas of litter and its impact on the environment.

This year, the teams competed across three South Hedland streets: Colebatch Way, Scadden Road, and Hamilton Road collected 308kg of rubbish over the two days.

The waste was separated into recyclables and general waste, with 205kg of rubbish, 60kg of cans, 17kg of plastic and 26kg of glass collected.

Indonesian Hedland Association team member Heince Sitorus said they decided to compete to help clean up the litter around the town. “We were happy to do something for the community and help tidy up near where we live,” she said.

“There’s still a lot to do, more people need to pick up their rubbish, but it looks better.”

Care For Hedland waste co-ordinator Jillian Fisher said the blitz was a great success.

“The Street Blitz is a fun way to encourage the town’s competitive spirit, and we look forward to next year,” she said

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