Volunteers needed for Clean Up Australia Day
  • Saturday 11 February 2012

Sunshine Coast Council is calling on the community to get involved in Clean Up Australia Day – a national event to be held on Sunday 4 March.

Volunteers can either join an existing site or form a group and register a site on the Clean Up Australia website.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Keryn Jones said she encouraged all Sunshine Coast residents to be part of the day which is supported by council and its waste collection contractors – JJ Richards, Thiess and Cleanaway.

"As well as providing disposal of the collected materials at no charge, council has donated $9000 toward management of over 100 sites within the program," Councillor Jones said.

"Sites within Noosa are managed on behalf of the council by the Noosa Integrated Catchment Association and the remainder of the Coast is managed by EnviroCom.

"This year, we aim to collect more than the nine tonnes of waste and two tonnes of recyclable material removed from our area last year."

As part of the Clean Up Australia Day program, Business Clean Up Day will occur on 28 February and the Schools Clean Up Day is programmed for 2 March.

New sites have to be registered by 19 February to ensure that the participants are provided with the support kit, equipment and Public Liability Cover.

"I urge all Sunshine Coast residents to get involved this Clean Up Australia Day and help clean up our environment," Cr Jones said.

Be involved on 4 March to show that our Sunshine Coast is too good to waste!

Clean Up Australia Day's website or call 1800 282 329