Clean Up Australia Day 2018

Over the last 27 years Clean Up Australia Day volunteers have donated more than 32 million hours removing more than 344 thousand tonnes of rubbish from our streets, beaches, parks, bushland and local waterways.  That's the equivalent of end to end fully laden utes from Sydney to Brisbane via the coastline.

Did you know:

  • around 80% of the rubbish removed each year is recyclable!!
  • More than 5 billion plastic bags are handed out at the checkout every year.
  • Less than 4% are recycled.
  • As you are reading this, 7,150 plastic bags are going to landfill.

Over the last decade since state environment ministers undertook to ban the bag, 1.2 billion have ended up in the litter stream. 

Clean Up volunteers report that 8% of the plastics they remove from our streets, parks, beaches, bushland and waterways are plastic bags. These bags are potential killers.  Their victims - the animals that ingest them - choke, smother or die of malnutrition.  Such a horrible way to die.

 

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Clean Up Australia Day

Date – Sunday 4th March 2018

“When the rubbish is gone, nature can carry on.”

For Local residents who want to get involved register your site, or join another site via the following link http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/register

Registered groups who need to have their waste collected by Council must provide Council with a single collection point which is easily accessible with a truck by Midday Friday the 2nd March 2018 by contacting Customer Service on 6354 9999.