Love Whangārei Monthly Clean Up members have collected about 10,000kg of dumped rubbish in their monthly cleanups around the district, and removed another 840kg from Parihaka on Saturday.

With Matariki beginning, members decided to clean up their local Mountain, Parihaka.

Dai, from Parihaka Community Landcare, brought along spray to hinder Kauri dieback and clean everyone's boots before they headed into the bush to do their work.

They expected a lot of bottles but were surprised at how many they actually got; 260kg of recycling was salvaged and unfortunately more was non-recyclable rubbish.

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That included 20 tyres, a computer, an old melted rubbish bin, a stereo, an old pottery jug, a toaster, old cans, a barrel of oil, a car spring, a plank of heavy wood, a necklace, an old sign and plenty of bottles.

Whangārei District Council covers the cost of disposal and the next monthly cleanup and planting is at Denby Reserve on July 14.

Northern Advocate photographer Tania Whyte went along to capture the volunteers in action.

Emese Tornai clears the roadside of Memorial Dr weekly.
Emese Tornai clears the roadside of Memorial Dr weekly.
Bart van der Meer from Volunteering Northland lends a hand on the tracks.
Bart van der Meer from Volunteering Northland lends a hand on the tracks.
Dwane Kokich digs deep.
Dwane Kokich digs deep.
Manue Martinez, a Doctor of Marine Science, was unhappy with the amount of rubbish she found.
Manue Martinez, a Doctor of Marine Science, was unhappy with the amount of rubbish she found.
Mike Lee and Nick Bramford on boot-washing duty to ward off Kauri dieback.
Mike Lee and Nick Bramford on boot-washing duty to ward off Kauri dieback.
Suzanne McKenzie often helps clean up rubbish with her family.
Suzanne McKenzie often helps clean up rubbish with her family.
Jack Bonham, 6, and his Mum, Laura Shaft, came along to help because they care.
Jack Bonham, 6, and his Mum, Laura Shaft, came along to help because they care.
Japanese exchange student Menon Shimada just wanted to help with the cleanup.
Japanese exchange student Menon Shimada just wanted to help with the cleanup.
Nate Bramford, 9, amongst the buckets to be filled.
Nate Bramford, 9, amongst the buckets to be filled.