The second annual Clean Up Our Cemeteries Day has been declared a success. Landcare, Bendigo Bank, the Y Service Club of Bendigo and local scouting and community groups joined forces to pick up rubbish in Bendigo's cemeteries and public spaces yesterday as part of Clean Up Australia Day.

 City of Greater Bendigo senior environment officer Anthony Sheean said the turnout was good.

"It's the second year we've done it and they're trying to make it an annual event," he said.

"We had Schools Day last Friday and Business Clean Up on the Tuesday last week.

"Across the sites you're probably looking at about 400 to 500 people."

Source: Bendigo Advertiser