- Friday 15 February 2013
Coast residents can get involved in the nation’s largest community-based environment event by registering a local site now for Clean Up Australia Day.
Sunshine Coast Council is calling on the community to register areas such as parks, beaches and walking trails to clean up at the event, which is on Sunday 3 March.
Environment Portfolio Councillor Tony Wellington said Clean Up Australia Day provided a great opportunity for the community to pitch in and help reduce our impact on the environment.
“We’re inviting local people to pick out their favourite spot to clean up on the day – it might be a local park, beach, walking trail, or bush reserve – and register with Clean Up Australia,” he said.
“Council will provide free waste disposal as well as arrange waste and recyclables collection for all registered areas in the Sunshine Coast region at the event.
“We received overwhelming community support last year - people helping out during Clean Up Australia Day on the Coast removed 23 tonnes of rubbish and collected almost two tonnes of recyclables. The most interesting item collected last year was a safe.”
“This was a fantastic effort and we’re hoping to see this support continue.”
People need to register a site before Sunday 17 February to receive their Clean Up kit, including bags, gloves, event information and public liability cover. Volunteers can also join a registered site on the day.
Online site registrations can be made via the Clean Up Australia website or by phoning 1800 282 329.
Local businesses and schools can also register for Business Clean Up Australia Day (26 February) and Schools Clean Up Australia Day (1 March).
For more information on how to get involved visit the Clean Up Australia Day website.