Georges Riverkeeper clears more than 58,000 kilograms of river rubbish

Corrective Services teams removing rubbish from the catchment

Georges Riverkeeper’s Catchment Actions Program partnership with NSW Department of Justice Corrective Services removes litter from the catchment before it enters the river.

In the last financial year (from July 2020 to June 2021), over 58,182 kilograms of litter have been removed from the catchment during 2,308 clean ups, by people putting in over 11,298 hours in total.

Georges Riverkeeper 2020-2021 total rubbish removal from across the catchment

Over 988,614 kilograms of litter pollution has been removed from the Georges River catchment in the last ten years (since 2011).

Wondering how much litter we've removed from your local area in this last financial year? Read on for a summary of amounts removed, sites visited and hours worked in each of Georges Riverkeeper’s member Council local government areas from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021:

Georges Riverkeeper Bayside rubbish collection 2020-21 stats: 5,131 kilograms rubbish removed, 129 sites, 1,114 volunteer hours

Bayside Council area:

  • 5,131 kilograms litter removed
  • 1,114 hours worked
  • 199 clean ups
Georges Riverkeeper rubbish removed from Canterbury Bankstown area in 2020-21

City of Canterbury-Bankstown area:

  • 9,121 kilograms litter removed
  • 1,754 hours worked
  • 331 clean ups
Georges Riverkeeper in Campbelltown rubbish removal stats 2020-21: 9,746 kilograms rubbish removed, 415 sites, 1,828 volunteer hours

Campbelltown City Council area:

  • 9,746 kilograms litter removed
  • 1,828 hours worked
  • 415 clean ups
Georges Riverkeeper rubbish removal in Fairfield City area 2020-21: 10,189 kilograms rubbish removed, 399 sites, 1,669 volunteer hours

Fairfield City area:

  • 10,189 kilograms litter removed
  • 1,669 hours worked
  • 399 clean ups
Georges Riverkeeper rubbish removal for Georges River Council area 2020-21: 4,195 kilograms rubbish removed, 268 sites, 1,171 volunteer hours

Georges River Council area:

  • 4,195 kilograms litter removed
  • 1,171 hours worked
  • 268 clean ups
Georges Riverkeeper rubbish removal stats for 2020-21 for Liverpool City Council area: 14,475 kilograms rubbish removed, 399 sites, 2,106 volunteer hours

Liverpool City Council area:

  • 14,475 kilograms litter removed
  • 2,106 hours worked
  • 399 clean ups
Georges Riverkeeper rubbish removal stats 2020-21 for Sutherland Shire Council area: 4,159 kilograms rubbish removed, 248 sites, 1,447 volunteer hours

Sutherland Shire Council area:

  • 4,159 kilograms litter removed
  • 1,447 hours worked
  • 248 clean ups
Georges Riverkeeper 2020-21 rubbish removal stats for National Parks in the Georges River Catchment: 1,168 kilograms of rubbish removed, 49 sites, 210 volunteer hours

National Parks in the Georges River catchment

  • 1,168 kilograms of litter removed
  • 210 hours worked
  • 49 clean ups

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