Canterbury Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour with Council Resource Recovery Education Officers, Brodie Smith and Matthew Kolisnyk, joined volunteers preparing for Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday.
HUNDREDS of volunteers are expected to pull on gloves, roll up their sleeves and collect rubbish across Canterbury Bankstown this Sunday as part of the annual Clean Up Australia Day.
With over 60 registered sites in Canterbury Bankstown, and plenty of schools participating in the event on Friday, organisers are hoping for a record turnout.
Canterbury Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour said the council cleans up 2,500 tons of illegally dumped rubbish each year - enough to fill 250 trucks.
"Last year, volunteers collected a further four tonnes of litter from our parks and waterways on Clean Up Australia Day at 50 sites across our City," Mayor Asfour said.
"Clean Up Australia Day is an opportunity for the community to come together to do their bit in helping us make Canterbury Bankstown an even better place to live in.
"In just an hour, you can help make a difference to the environment, so I encourage all residents to consider taking part and playing a role in showing they care."
Since Clean Up Australia Day began in 1990, Australians have devoted more than 32 million hours towards the environment and collected over 344,000 tonnes of rubbish.
To volunteer and find a site in Canterbury Bankstown to collect rubbish this Sunday, visit cleanupaustraliaday.org.au.