Clean4Shore removes polystyrene from Patonga
A large amount of polystyrene and aluminium cladding has been removed from Patonga and the Broken Bay Sport and Rec Centre beaches by the Clean4Shore crew.
The crew were joined by staff from Broken Bay "to remove and load a huge amount of flood debris onto the Clean4shore barge", according to Clean4Shore co-ordinator Mr Graham Johnston.
"Our morning commenced with several large logs dragged clear of the the busy Patonga jetty with aluminium cladding being washed up on the previous evening.
"Local residents had successfully stacked smaller items close to the shoreline to allow quick access and loading by the team.
"The small bay to the south of Patonga had visible large pieces of polystyrene, however the tidal ocean surge did not allow access.
"The Sport and Rec jetty also had polystyrene and cladding which the team removed.
"At the main beach, staff assisted with loading previously collected litter and debris.
"More aluminium cladding and a large mattress were loaded, and with a very heavy load the barge slowly returned to Patonga."
Mr Johnston said skip bins had been promised at Patonga so they could off load and return to the water.
However, no skip bins were there.
This required the 1.62 tonne load to be transported to Woy Woy tip, costing $183.06 in tip fees.
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Graham Johnston, Clean4shore