West Beach cleaned up at first Under the Boardwalk

Volunteers collected 20 bags of rubbish at the inaugural 'Under the Boardwalk' at West Beach.

The Keep Esperance Beautiful November 10, event, originated after clean-up organiser Noel Fleming became aware about the concern among the local surfing community about rubbish at the beach.

"The surfers are concerned with the environment," Mr Fleming said.

"They're out there and they see it in the water and they see all this trash under the boardwalk.

"They asked what can be done. So we joined together and this is what we did."

Surfers, regular Keep Esperance Beautiful volunteers and a group from the Esperance Residential College joined forces to clean up the beach.

"They did a fantastic job, they cleaned the full length," Mr Fleming said.

"The oceans are already polluted that much around the world. This will stop that rubbish going into the ocean."

Common items collected included beer bottles and plastic drink bottles.

Mr Fleming thanked the volunteers for braving the heat and said he hoped next year would see more favourable weather and a bigger turnout.

Keep Esperance Beautiful holds monthly clean-ups. Anyone who would like to get involved can contact Mr Fleming on 0412 279 181.