MARINE species that live on Vitawa's coastline are slowly dying as a result of the amount of plastic bottles, paper and tin cans found on the village coast.
Rubbish floats out to the ocean directly from Vitawa Village, leaving no space for marine species to breed in their habitats.
The villagers have been searching for ways to properly dispose of their rubbish without harming their environment and have been seeking help from the government and NGOs.
Village chairman Sitiveni Sikitoro said they raised their concerns about the need for a proper rubbish disposal system.
He said for many years the villagers had to dispose of their rubbish close to the sea without thinking about how the solid waste could become hazardous to their everyday lives.
"We are grateful that a few friends from the Seaweb class were able to help us clear rubbish from within the village boundaries," he said.
Village headman Josefa Kasami said it was important for the villagers to protect their environment, especially when marine resources were being affected.
The Rakiraki Town Council confirmed they would be discussing the issue further with landowners and a non-profit organisation.