Tony Bartle, of Maclean
Tony Bartle, of Maclean

Clean-up effort

VOLUNTEERS throughout the Clarence Valley yesterday joined in the national Clean Up day.

Tony Bartle, of Maclean did his bit on the riverbank at Maclean.

More than 670,000 volunteers took part in the nationwide tidy up, collecting more than 8,450 tonnes of rubbish.

Throughout Australia, volunteers found an urn with someone's ashes, packets of Viagra and a shed.

Each year the volunteers spend Clean Up Australia Day collecting other people's rubbish.

Volunteers every year find weird things but some of what was found this year must qualify as the strangest on record. Among them are items which may help police solve crimes.

Queensland volunteers found an urn used to carry ashes after cremation washed up on Nudgee Beach on Brisbane's northside.

South Australian volunteers found packets of Viagra ? the drug used to combat impotency in men. Teams in Victoria found an ultrasound machine, two beheaded garden statues, a motorbike, a cash register, a knife and a shed.

Perhaps the most mysterious of all was the unopened slab of beer and bottle of whisky found at Patterson Lakes.

Elsewhere there was a bridal veil, an electric guitar and a plastic monkey.



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