MEMBERS of the public and some of this year's Hibiscus contestants took to Albert Park yesterday morning to help clean-up the festival venue.
Strewn across the park and its surrounding streets were plastic bottles, takeaway boxes and an assortment of plastics from a week of festivities.
SCC special administrator Chandu Umaria said there was a lot of work which needed to be done.
"Yesterday (Saturday) we saw the biggest crowds of people come into the park so it has been quite difficult to keep the Government Buildings area clean," Mr Umaria said.
"There was a lot of rubbish after the week of activities and the council workers did well to clean-up after the function as well as today (yesterday).
"However, we are still urging members of the public to continue to play their part in keeping their surroundings clean," he said.
Hibiscus Event Group Inc. (HEGI) chairman Hirdesh Prasad echoed Mr Umaria's comments in an interview earlier this week when he said the public needed to take responsibility for their rubbish.
"At festivals like this one, members of the public can be very careless with their rubbish disposal. We put so many large bins up all over the grounds and many people don't make use of them, instead they throw their rubbish on the ground," Mr Prasad said.
"More care needs to be taken in this regard because it's a big job."
The Hibiscus Festival wrapped up on Saturday evening after the Hibiscus Queen 2013, Miss FBC Priscilla Reddy, and King Gregory Ravoi were crowned.