Sunday is out for me, off to the MAD ride so we'll be at Woodend. I'll stick with cleaning up my weekly grocery bag full of bottles, spray cans, bongs and plastic from the park near home. I draw the line at the black plastic baggies of dogshit though, I'd rather the owners just let the dogs crap in the park than pretend to care, pick it up and carry it until nobody is watching, then sling it under the trees where the path exits the park.
Have mixed feelings about the day, the last one I went to was a bunch of guys all standing around cooking sausages and drinking take away coffees, all the while being blokey and patting each other on the back about how community minded they were, a few photo-op shots for the local Leader paper -- meanwhile the kids picked up a few cans from a mostly clean already park. With the surrounding suburb being 364 days per year "dump on the nature strip, dump in the park, dump along the railway line" I don't see much effect from a single clean up australia day. Monash council was twittering yesterday about Cleanup australia day, I asked them back about a truck load of stuff I reported to them two months ago that's still there... silence, but no more twittering about cleanup australia day. Maybe it'll go tomorrow but I doubt it, the special cleanup venues all seem to be along parks.
Hauled this lot out from the trees alongside our place today and reported it to Metro, the local druggies aren't content with just dumping bongs, condoms and needles alongside our fence, they've taken to dragging furniture in under the trees for a comfy place to shoot up and have sex.