Students send litter message

Firm message: Don't be a punk and scatter old junk- one of the banners displayed on Forrest Street.
Firm message: Don't be a punk and scatter old junk- one of the banners displayed on Forrest Street.

Residents may have noticed the new banners that are hanging on the poles that line Forrest Street.

They are part of a campaign that the Rotary club have been running to clean up Collie and the roads surrounding the town. 

The banners were printed from designs that were submitted by the school children of Collie, and each depicts a positive message of keeping Collie litter free.

The Rotary Club had 1000 pieces of artwork and poems from 5 schools displayed in the Boulevard shopping centre, before choosing the best ten ( two from each school)  to print on the banners.

Rotary Collie president Bob Greig said the banners are there to remind locals to dispose of their litter in a responsible manner.

“We hope the banners will get the message across about keeping Collie clean, and the students get to proudly display their art work at the same time.”

The Rotary Club of Collie project was carried out to combat the ongoing rubbish issue within the community.

“There was a massive effort by the Collie community in the clean-up campaign, and many community groups and organisations helped out,” Mr Greig said.

Mr Greig said he hopes the town stays tidy for a while, especially in time for the judging of the tidy towns judging, and that the banners help to remind everyone to dispose of their litter.

“The clean-up worked in nicely with the arrival of the tidy towns judges,” he said.