Scenic tourist drive made beautiful again

Clean up crew: Grant Brewer and Darryl Bills of NPWS, Peter and Harry Haggar of Brogo and Tanna Waterson of Bournda headed to Sapphire Coast Drive.
Clean up crew: Grant Brewer and Darryl Bills of NPWS, Peter and Harry Haggar of Brogo and Tanna Waterson of Bournda headed to Sapphire Coast Drive.

Staff from Bournda Environmental Education Centre, NSW National Parks and Wildlife and a team of volunteers were curious to see the damage done by tossers along Sapphire Coast Drive.

Bournda EEC principal Doug Reckord said they have been surveying the site for a number of years, finding  50 per cent picked up on Clean up Australia Day to be recyclables.

It is always disappointing and hard to comprehend people just lobbing stuff out the window

David Reckord

Mr Reckord was happy to discover less recyclable material tossed along the road.

“Overall, it is still pretty consistent in what we have picked up in the past. It is always disappointing and hard to comprehend people just lobbing stuff out the window,” Mr Reckord said.

“This year we found considerably less recyclables. Normally we would end up with seven or eight bags that can be recycled, this year there was only four,” he said.

The clean up team of seven managed to salvage 17 bags of rubbish with four containing bottles and cans to be recycled.

After the amount of rubbish collected in a single days effort, Mr Reckord hopes to organise another clean up event to take place in the future.