Volunteers across the Tamar River estuary divided up and conquered the rubbish that littered the waterways on Sunday for Catch it in the Catchment.
The event was coordinated by numerous groups including but not limited to Clean Up Australia, Plastic Free Launceston, Clean Up Local and Tamar Natural Resource Management.
Groups were dispatched to locations around Launceston and the Tamar Valley such as the Riverbend and Tailrace parks.
Clean up volunteer Rene Duplessis said key items found on the day included plastic bags and cigarette butts.
"We've found a lot of cigarette butts which was disappointing," she said.
"We're doing our little bit to help the community as well as helping the environment as well."
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Fellow volunteer Annette Galvin-Ridge said it was important to get in and amongst the grass because plenty of washed up rubbish can be hidden in plain sight.
"Just walking along side the river you think that it's clean, but when you really look you see all those micro plastics as well as cigarette butts - things you don't realise are there can really damage our waterways," she said.
Both volunteers agreed developing areas in Launceston such as the Riverbend Park precinct would benefit from more bins in the area.