Wyndham City is determined to Keep Wyndham Clean, so we want to recognise the people in our community who are doing their best to clean up! By recognising our Litter Legends, we hope to inspire others to help make our home a beautiful place for all.
If you know someone (including yourself) who does their best to Keep Wyndham Clean, please nominate them on the form below. While anyone can be nominated, Council will seek permission from the nominee before recognising their nomination. After receiving permission, nominees will be recognised as Wyndham Litter Legends, with promotion via this webpage and (where possible) the Wyndham City Green Living e-newsletter, social media and other Council publications. They will also receive a Litter Legend certificate and a keep cup (optional).
To be eligible, nominees must prevent, reduce or report litter in Wyndham. Examples of this could include (but are not limited to) picking up litter and putting it in the bin, auditing collected litter and recording the data, encouraging others to reduce litter in Wyndham or reporting those who drop litter.
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Litter Legend - Dhruv Panchakshari
Dhruv (7yr old) loves to keep his house and surroundings clean.
When he was out for a walk near his house - just beside Wyndham Vale Primary School on Manuka Grove - he noticed rubbish near the oval and he couldn't resist, so went ahead to put them in the bin nearby.
To help him, his family have got a new reacher, so next time he can use the tool instead of using his hands.
His favorite thing to do is play with his garbage truck along with his little sister and he watches garbage truck videos on YouTube, says "hi" and thanks the garbage truck driver on Friday mornings.
His family also took him to the landfill in Ravenhall to show how the garbage trucks go and dump rubbish in the landfill.
Litter Legend - Naavya Gupta
Naavya, is an 8-year-old Point Cook resident. Since she was in kinder, she was an active citizen and always cared for the environment. On her walks in our local parks and waterways, Naavya collects rubbish and disposes of it responsibly.
She is very passionate about taking care of the environment and is much appreciated by our local community.
Litter Legend - Abigail Verity
Abi is 5 years old and has been a member of the Werribee Beach Patrol since she was 2. She attends even in the most terrible of weather and loves picking up the rubbish to help keep the beach and river areas clean.
Abi also started picking up rubbish during family walks to the local playground when she was 2. While she is in lockdown, Abi picks up the rubbish in the street during her daily walks.
She doesn't like it when people put their rubbish on the street instead of in the bin.
Abi says: "I really like to pick up garbage and keep the world clean."
Litter Legend - Veera Kalra
Veera is nine years old.
Veera lives opposite a park in Truganina and one day she noticed litter in the park. She took the initiative to get up early in the morning and pick up all the litter and dispose of it all responsibly. She also taught her younger brother to develop good habits with his waste.
Her family is proud of her for being a good kid and we are too. Great work Veera!
Litter Legend - Tarun Terly
Tarun is a local volunteer for both the Wyndham Park Community Centre and Werribee River Association.
He sees it as his responsibility to keep his local area clean, cleaning up any litter he finds and reporting any rubbish dumping he sees.
Tarun wants to be promoted as a Litter Legend in the hope of encouraging more people to help Keep Wyndham Clean.
Litter Legend - Quinn Saunders
Quinn is 6 years old.
Everytime his family takes their dogs for a walk he collects litter from around the estate they live on (Harpley).
He also takes time out of his weekend to volunteer with the "Love Our Streets" group for both 3030 and 3029 postcodes to litter pick community areas.
He's passionate about the environment and is always telling people about the bad products that get littered regularly (cigarettes, bottles and polystyrene).
Litter Legend - Audrey Henin
Audrey started being involved in cleaning up around her community in March 2020, when gardening and taking long walks in her neighbourhood were the only activities she could have due to the pandemic. It really touched her to see so much rubbish on the nature strips, in parks, near the river everytime she was out, she knew she had to do something.
Audrey went out 2-3 times a week to clean around Lollypop Creek with her trolley, rubbish bags, gloves and tongs, collecting around 15kg of rubbish per week.
In August 2020, she did a massive clean out around IGA Wyndham Vale and managed to collect more than 25kg of litter in 2 days. She had lots of support and thank you from the IGA's staff but also from the people on the Wyndham Vale Community FB group, where she was sharing some of her cleans up.
Audrey also made an appearance in the Wyndham News magazine (December 2020) where she inspired the Litter Legend program, thanks to Brian from IGA who was very thankful for the work she has done and mentioned her to Wyndham Council.
Audrey joined the monthly clean up group Love Our Street 3024 in January 2021, she attends the clean ups whenever she can and it's always a pleasure for her to connect with so many other minded people and do the work together, as a community.
Litter Legend - Graham McKinnon
Graham joined the monthly Love Our Street 3030 group in 2019 and came along with lots of enthusiasm. He has always been active within his own clean-ups locally, particularly around the Werribee Bowling Club where he also volunteers.
During the pandemic, Graham started to spend more time cleaning up in Chirnside Park and also working with another volunteer working to clean up the entire length of Ballan Road. Graham continues to report in his independent cleanup work to the Love Our Street 3030 Coordinator, which then gets entered into LitterStopper and goes to DELWP.
Graham also continues to attend and support the monthly clean-ups with Love Our Street 3030. Graham is passionate, dedicated and wants to make a difference in our public streets, parks, and waterways.