City cleanup crews continue after New Year's revellers call it a night

While most New Year’s Eve revellers were nursing the symptoms brought on by a night of over-indulgence, Warrnambool’s caravan parks clean-up crew were well under way removing the city’s celebratory remnants.

Squeaky clean: Warrnambool City Council cleaner Luke Kelly praised New Year's revellers for their relatively clean behaviour following Sunday night's beach-side celebrations. Picture: Rebecca Riddle

Squeaky clean: Warrnambool City Council cleaner Luke Kelly praised New Year's revellers for their relatively clean behaviour following Sunday night's beach-side celebrations. Picture: Rebecca Riddle

The team of seven began their sweep of the Pertobe Road public toilets and surrounding grounds at 5am on Monday.

Campgrounds and beach-front areas were home to thousands of party-goers the previous night. 

Despite large crowd numbers, Warrnambool Surfside Holiday Park cleaner Luke Kelly said the aftermath was remarkably mild.

Park life: Timboon's 'Elmo' was among the crowds ringing in the new year at the city's caravan parks on Sunday night.

Park life: Timboon's 'Elmo' was among the crowds ringing in the new year at the city's caravan parks on Sunday night.

“It’s been pretty good this year,” he said. “Even the state of the toilets wasn’t as bad as previous years.”

Mr Kelly said he and his team had collected hundreds of bags of rubbish during their six-hour shift.

“Plenty of cans, empty bottles, cartons and general rubbish,” he said. “Thankfully I only saw two broken glass bottles – they’re the worry.”

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