CLARENCE City Council is encouraging local community members, organisations, schools and businesses to don their gloves and lend a helping hand in tidying up public spaces as part of Clean Up Australia Day.
Held on Sunday 7 March, Clean Up Australia Day is the nation’s largest community-based environmental event, and registrations to join or organise a local clean up are now open.
In addition to the main event, a Business Clean Up Day is scheduled for Tuesday 2 March and the Schools Clean Up Day on Friday 5 March.
Clarence City Council is once again registered as a supporting council and can provide assistance to participating groups with rubbish collection and disposal.
Last year’s event saw more than 2,500 participants assist in clearing 16 tonnes of waste from 38 registered sites across Clarence.
Clarence City Council Mayor Alderman Doug Chipman said council was pleased to once again lend its support to this important national event and urged local community members to ‘Step Up to Clean Up’.
“Whether you are a first-time volunteer or a seasoned Clean-Up participant, we invite you to grab your gloves, boots and sunscreen and join a local clean up event on Sunday 7 March,” he said.
“By planning ahead and signing up to a Clean Up event, you are not only stepping up for your community but also doing your part in helping to preserve our city’s beautiful natural environment.”
In response to COVID-19, additional conditions will be put in place to ensure the health and safety of Clean Up volunteers, including set limits to volunteer numbers per event.
Clean Up kits will now also include QR codes for registration on the day and hand sanitiser, plus bags and gloves for every volunteer.
To register a clean-up event in Clarence or find a local event, visit the Clean Up Australia Day website at cleanup.org.au.
For information and support for the disposal of rubbish collected as part of Clean Up Australia Day, phone Clarence City Council on 6217 9500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.