Disgraceful mess left behind at Lake Ainsworth after Australia Day
OUR readers let us know pretty quickly how disgusted they were at the rubbish left behind at Lake Ainsworth after Australia Day.
We received photos that were taken and posted on the Lennox Head Residents Assocation Facebook page showing rubbish and deflated pool toys left behind.
"For anyone who partied at the Lake yesterday..you dropped something. Disgraceful," wrote Erika Taylor.
Malcolm Milner, coordinator of Friends of Lake Ainsworth, a sub-committee of the Lennox Head Residents Association said there was a huge amount of bottles, cans, inflatables and even chairs and towels left behind.
"People had their parties and then just staggered off and left everything," he said.
Mr Milner said the south-east corner of the area was very good when he and his volunteers came out this morning to clean up, but the eastern side of the lake was where the worst amount of rubbish was left.
"Where the families celebrated in the south-east corner was pretty good," he said.
"It's the young adults that seemed to be on the eastern side where most of the rubbish was."
Volunteers put all the rubbish in piles for the council workers to take away and Lake Ainsworth and it's surroundings were back to normal by 8am.