Clean up Australia Day

Media Release 28 February 2017
Have you stopped and looked around in your local community recently, only to find rubbish hotspots that need attention? If you can relate to this then join the City in Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 5 March 2017.

All you need to do is find an area such as a park or reserve that needs cleaning up or join an existing Clean Up Site near you. If your street needs a rubbish tidy-up, why not gather your neighbours together, to make your street cleaner. You can register on the Clean Up Australia website and you will be sent a free Clean Up Kit including bags, gloves, information and promotional materials.

The City can arrange for rubbish to be collected from a nominated spot or it can be dropped off at the City's Recycling Centre, located on the corner of Hayman Road and Thelma Street, Como.

On 28 March, the City of South Perth will host its own Clean up Australia Day event, with City staff helping to clean up Redman Reserve in Salter Point and Cygnia Cove in Waterford.

According to Chairman and Founder of Clean Up Australia, Ian Kiernan AO, registering a local site for Clean Up Australia Day is the perfect way to get rid of rubbish that is accumulating on neighbourhood streets and beaches, in parks, bushland and waterways.

“2017 is your chance to get involved and join the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who make Clean Up Australia Day the largest community mobilisation event in the Asia Pacific region,” Mayor Sue Doherty said.

“The best way to start is to take a look around you – you’ll be amazed at how much rubbish is lurking in the bushes, along tidelines, running tracks and picnic spots.

“Once you’ve found the location you want to clean up, register it at and then spread the word to your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues – asking them to join you.”

However, if picking up rubbish is not for you, there is another way you can be involved. Clean Up Australia is owned by the community and in 2017 all Australians are urged to support participants by either sponsoring a site or donating via the website or Facebook. One hundred per cent of monies raised is allocated to the purchase of materials provided free of charge to community, school and youth groups across the nation – all year round.

Over the last 26 years volunteers have donated more than 31 million hours at over 166 thousand locations across the country. Together they have removed the equivalent of 331 thousand ute loads of rubbish.

Community Clean Up Day – Sunday, 5 March 2017
Business Clean Up Day – Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Schools Clean Up Day – Friday, 3 March 2017
Youth Clean Up Day – Friday 3 March – Sunday 5 March 2017

Visit the Clean Up Australia website to register and for further information.

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