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River rubbish a disgrace

Swan River Trust officers are continuing to collect more than half a tonne of rubbish every month from the Swan Canning Riverpark, including everything from tyres and chairs to food containers, plastic bags, Styrofoam, metal objects, shoes, hats, paper, cans, bottles, bait bags and fishing line. Environment Minister Bill Marmion said the behaviour of people who dropped litter and junk around the river was “inexplicable” and it had to stop.

» Read the Minister's full statement