Adopt a Spot initiative wants volunteers to help clean up rubbish in Gosnells


Men’s Shed members and local residents picking up rubbish. Picture: Jon Hewson         d465145
Men’s Shed members and local residents picking up rubbish. Picture: Jon Hewson        d465145

CORAL Culling hates seeing rubbish in Gosnells.

Her keenness to keep her suburb clean prompted her to get involved in the Adopt a Spot initiative along with the Gosnells Community Men’s Shed to pick up rubbish along the Canning River behind the shed last week.

The City of Gosnells, in partnership with Keep Australia Beautiful WA, is encouraging residents, community groups and businesses to adopt a spot and keep the area litter free.

Ms Culling said they found almost 50 bags worth of rubbish along with an old mattress around the river.

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“I don’t like seeing rubbish around,” she said.

“I saw what was under the bridge on either side of the river and I knew I couldn’t do it on my own.”

Ms Culling said her and 15 volunteers helped collect the rubbish and encouraged people to keep their suburb clean.

“I just don’t like seeing rubbish when I walk around town,” she said.

“Friday and Saturday night seems to be a bad time.

“If we didn’t have junk mail, junk food and people drinking and smoking then there probably wouldn’t be a lot of rubbish around.”

Call 6467 5339 or go to www.kabc.wa.gov.au to find out more about becoming an Adopt a Spot volunteer.