Dave Williamson - or Scooter Dave - is a familiar figure on Windang bridge, riding his mobility scooter and picking up litter as he goes.
It's not all worthless rubbish though - the Barrack Heights man has collected an incredible 30,000 cans and bottles along the way, cashing them in for $3000.
What's more, the former cleaner at Barrack Heights Public School, has this week donated that money to Wollongong Hospital's Children's Ward.
It's all part of his charitable nature - he reckons he's raised more than $20,000 over the last few years through recycling, and distributed it to a range of charities.
It's tiring work - he sets off before dawn headed for the bridge, along the way giving Reddall Reserve a clean-up, as well as the wharves and walkways.
"People say I'm crazy and ask me why I do it," he said. "I'm not the kind of person to sit at home and wait for someone to do something for me."
He bought his old but trusty scooter several years ago, had it fixed up and took it on a trial run to Windang Bridge. And he was shocked at the amount of rubbish he saw. That day he filled a whole wheelie bin with rubbish and has rarely missed a day since.
"People give me their bottles and cans to recycle and they trust me when I say I donate all the money. I'm not going to break that trust," he said.
"I just like helping people and so many people help me to do that. It's just something I do."
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