ARMED with garbage bags, gloves and gusto, residents will tackle a growing problem in Griffith this weekend.
The annual Clean Up Australia Day is this Sunday, with locals urged to spare a few hours to tidy up the city.
Griffith Tidy Towns committee chairwoman Pat Cox said it was good to see community groups had already registered for the event despite it being a busy day for the city.
"We know that the Casella Wines Visy City to Lake is on, but we still think this is important," she said.
"In fact, I'd love to see those participating in the run to pick up any rubbish they may see along the way.
"We've got around 20 sites registered and that includes schools and businesses.
"La Festa is coming up so that means we'll have lots of visitors in town soon.
"City Park and the Community Gardens have been registered as sites this year because of that.
"As well as rubbish we will concentrate on weeding. It's about keeping the city tidy and beautiful."
Registration will be taken at the Visitors Centre on Sunday morning, where people can collect their bags and then head off and join in at various sites around the city.
The Tharbogang tip will be open to the public for free across the whole weekend, while Yenda's landfill will be open at no charge on the Sunday to mark Clean Up Australia Day.
Family Day Care is just one of the local groups getting involved. Earlier this week they had planned to pick up rubbish at Jubilee Park, where they hold play sessions, but the damp conditions mean they will tackle the mess next week.