The 11-year-old student organised a clean-up last Friday from the front lakes of Aveley through the park and towards The Vines.
�We were thinking how lucky we are to have a wonderful environment in the local area, but then we saw some rubbish,� he said.
After approaching Aveley developer Stockland, Ben received a $500 donation towards the clean-up effort and school camp. Ben and his dad, Brett Spargo, then contacted Swan Hills MLA Frank Alban, who arranged for free tip passes.
David Lombardo and his family business, All Metro Bins, also arranged a free skip bin. Mr Alban and Mr Spargo hope Ben�s idea can be replicated in other schools looking to tidy up their community.
Stockland�s senior development manager Stuart Sinclair said he was pleased to support and contribute to local, grass roots efforts to improve and enhance the community in and around Aveley.