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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.

For more information email wastewise@wyndham.vic.gov.au or call 1300 023 411.

Nominate a Litter Legend

Litter Legend - Rosetta Lolo

Litter Legend - Rosetta Lolo

Rosetta is an active citizen who is passionate about keeping litter out of the environment and waterways at Sparrow Early Learning Manor Lakes.

Rosetta often picks up any litter around the kinder yard. She often go on excursions to our local area and picks up any rubbish and puts it in the bin. Rosetta understands that litter will eventually block the waterways and will harm the birds and the local river environment.

Rosetta also helps to reuse, reduce and recycle the paper in the kinder room. She encourages her friends to put paper in the recycle bin after use. She often volunteers to help and pick up litter in the kinder yard to ensure the yard is clean and free from rubbish.

Litter Legend- Jamie Harris

Jamie

Jamie lives in Point Cook and is passionate about keeping litter out of our waterways. He shouts out if he notices litter on the road or near the wetlands and follows with an explanation of how this can be dangerous for the birds and fall into the ocean. He uses the litter grabber to pick up all sorts of rubbish or, as a last resort, his hands if safe to do so.

Litter Legend- Aazil Hussein

Aazil Hussein

Aazil is very passionate and aware about his environment. Whenever he walks home from school he talks about plastic bottles and rubbish littered around.

One day he decided to pick plastic bottles up and throw them in the nearest public bin. Unfortunately, there was not a single bin around. The school is a 10 minute walk from home but there are no bins along the way. He wanted to talk to his school principal to arrange one around school. Aazil also wanted to find out more about how he can help, so we found out about Wyndham litter warriors, he went there to volunteer and do research. Now he is trying to organise a clean up day around his school and is in talks with his principal, he wrote her a letter and they will be having a meeting to organise a clean up day.

Aazil is 6 and a half year old and really keen about helping the environment in his own way .

Litter Legend - Liam Lah

Litter Legend - Liam Lah

Liam attends kinder at Explorers Williams Landing and is a sustainable champion. He often visits the local park with his teachers and picks rubbish and disposes of it in the bins provided in the park. Liam is a very caring citizen and always ensures that our kinder learning environment is clean and tidy and that there is no rubbish lying around.

On our excursions to the local park, Liam ensures that there is no litter lying around and picks it up and puts it in the bin.

Litter Legend - Percy Nelson

Litter Legend - Percy Nelson

Percy often visits the local park with his kinder group and will pick up rubbish and dispose of it in the bins provided. Percy takes excellent care of the kinder learning environment and will always water the plants and pick up any rubbish he finds. At this young age he has understood the importance of taking care of the land and shares his knowledge with his peers and his family. Percy often talks about how plastic can damage the habitat of our local fauna and we should not throw rubbish around. As active citizens we should pick up the rubbish we find and put them in the bins.

Percy often volunteers to go on excursions with his kinder teacher and collect rubbish to ensure our local area is clean and safe for our native animals and birds.

Litter Legends - Jason, Heman and Jaiveer

Jason, Heman and Jaiveer

The three boys spent a weekend cleaning up the area around Hayfield Park and the open space bordering the waterways close to Hayfield Park. They regularly pick up rubbish when they see it.

They talk about the environment and keeping the area clean regularly, encouraging other kids to join clean up efforts.

Litter Legend - Billi Warner

Litter Legend - Billi Warner

Billi is an active citizen who attends kinder at Explorers Williams Landing. Billi often goes on excursion to our local area and will pick up rubbish and put it in the bin. Billi understands that rubbish littered everywhere will eventually end up in our waterways and can be extremely damaging to our local flora and fauna.

Billi also takes care of our community garden in front of our service and will volunteer to clean rubbish and water the garden.
Billi has also started to pick up rubbish when she attends the local parks and shopping centers with her parents.

Lincoln Harris - Lincoln Harris

Lincoln Harris - Lincoln Harris

Lincoln attends the 3 year old kinder program at Explorers Williams Landing. He is a very active member of the group and participates in group excursions with great enthusiasm. He will join the 4 year old kinder group and will participate in cleaning the local parks with great enthusiasm.

Lincoln at such a young age has displayed great understanding of the importance of keeping our local lands free of rubbish. He is a very kind boy and understands the responsibilities of being an active citizen. He will participate with great enthusiasm in picking up the rubbish and disposing of it responsibly.

Litter Legend - Hunter Gibbons

Litter Legend - Hunter Gibbons

Hunter attends kinder at Explorers Williams Landing and regularly visits the local park and will always volunteer to pick up rubbish and keep the local area clean.

Hunter is a very conscious young citizen who takes excellent care of his local land. He takes great care of the kinder learning environment and will pick up rubbish in the local area to ensure that the plastic rubbish doesn't end up in our local waterways.

Hunter at this young age understands that plastics strewn in our local areas can end up in our local waterways and can be damaging to the local flora and fauna.

Litter Legend - Nikki Colliver

Litter Legend - Nikki Colliver

Environmentally conscious and a friend of the earth, Nikki sets up the site every month for Love Our Street 3029 litter clean up and encourages those around her to also be environmentally conscious.

Her efforts go above and beyond - her passion and commitment within the community is immense, Nikki volunteers her time in the planting projects, litter clean ups, everything she does is for a better cause. Despite internal struggles she continues to show up for others, for the environment - for what matters. Her friend was encouraged and followed suit. Now she also volunteers with the "Love our Street" group!

Litter Legend - Ryan Michael

Ryan

Ryan is nine years old. He was nominated as a Wyndham Litter Legend because he picks up litter in his neighborhood and persuades his friends and family to stop littering.

He also picks up trash in his driveways and around Werribee river. His family are very proud of him.

Litter Legend - Fiona Dinesh

fiona dinesh

Fiona keeps Wyndham clean by picking up rubbish along the pathways while walking to and from school and discarding it appropriately. She also spots shopping trolleys and returns them back to the specific shop. Every evening, during the 30-minute walks she takes with her family, she tends to pick up any rubbish or debris that does not belong to the Werribee River. We strongly believe these kind deeds play a huge role in our community, creating a safer and healthy environment.

Litter Legend - Ira Uppalapati

 

Litter Legend - Ira Uppalapati

Ira is 5 years old and likes to keep her neighbourhood nice and clean.

To keep it clean she picks up litter during her walks with her mum and discards it responsibly. She also spots trolleys and helps her mum to report them to shops and reuses card board and boxes for play.

Litter Legend - Dhruv Vivek

Litter Legend - Dhruy Panchakshari

Dhruv (7yr old) loves to keep his house and surroundings clean.

When he was out for a walk just beside his school's oval, 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 has 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 dump rubbish in the landfill.

Litter Legend - Naavya Gupta

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

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

Litter Legend - Veera Kaira

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

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

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

Litter Legend - Audrey

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

Litter Legend - Graham

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.

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