Clean Up Australia Day 2015

Council’s Litter Prevention Program joins forces with Lithgow Tidy Towns in 2015 for the 25th year of Clean Up Australia Day.

Now is the time to register your clean-up site for “Clean Up Australia Day” on Sunday 1st March 2015.  This year Lithgow Tidy Towns and Council’s Litter Prevention Program are joining forces to help residents with their cleanup projects.

“Clean Up Australia Day is a great opportunity for Lithgow residents and community groups to enhance their local environment,” says Lithgow City Council Mayor, Councillor Maree Statham.

“I encourage everyone to find a site that you think needs a clean up and ask your family & friends if they can help on Sunday 1st March, you can register your site on the Clean Up Australia website so that others can come along and help,” said Mayor Statham.

“This year we’d like to make sure that all groups have enough resources, and recognition for their efforts. Council will arrange for the removal of collected rubbish from all registered sites.”

Upon registration, Clean Up Australia will send a cleanup kit to participants containing most things they need for their site. People can also use the Clean Up Australia website to volunteer at a site that is already registered. A limited number of additional rubbish bags will also be available at Council upon request.

Businesses can also participate for free in the Lithgow Litter Prevention Program by registering with Lithgow Council and pledging their support for litter prevention. Registered businesses will receive promotional material and have their business name printed weekly in the litter prevention advertisement during the month of February 2015.

Register with Clean Up Australia online; www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/get-involved/  or by calling 1800 282 329.

Business can pledge their support to the Lithgow Litter Prevention Program at www.council.lithgow.com/litter-prevention-program/ or by calling Council on 6354 9999.

This program supports Council’s Community Strategic Plan 2026, and further supports environmental protection and community partnership targets enhancing our natural environment.

Contact:
Damon Cupitt
Environmental Health Officer
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

 

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