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Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day Call to Action

Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment, not just for one day, but ongoing.

How to get involved?

Whether you want to register your own Clean Up Australia Day site as an individual, school or youth group, learn if there is a registered site that you can join or discover how your local business can get involved, the Clean Up Australia website has all the information you need. 

Check out Clean Up Australia's FAQ's. This should be able to answer most questions you have about getting involved in Clean Up Australia Day.

Why Get Involved?

Clean Up Australia Day is a simple way in which residents can clean up, fix up and conserve our Shire. It is an opportunity for all of us to stop and think of how we can all reduce our impact on the environment.

Removing plastics, like discarded shopping bags and other rubbish left on public land will stop it entering our beautiful creeks and waterways.

We are lucky to have some amazing species that call our region home, such as the platypus and the Fitzroy Falls Spiny Crayfish (does not occur anywhere else in the world) who need a healthy, clean environment to survive.

What has Clean Up Australia Day achieved so far?

In Australia alone, 350,000 tonnes of rubbish have been removed from the environment. That's the equivalent of end to end fully laden utes from Sydney to Brisbane via the coastline.

30 million people in 80 countries are now involved in Clean Up the World, which was launched in 1993, after gaining the support of the United Nations Environment Programme.

The Wingecarribee have a great track record of participating in this event, demonstrating their commitment to the local environment and we want to see that continue. 

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Report Illegal Dumping (RID)

If you see large illegally dumped items, the best thing you can do is report this through the EPA's RID ONLINE tool. 

When you report illegal dumping, you help the EPA and local council:

  • protect human health and the environment
  • detect and penalise dumpers
  • find and clean up dumped waste
  • identify dumping hot spots so we can develop strategies to prevent this behaviour in future in your local area.

Further Information 

To find out more about Clean Up Australia day contact:

Environmental Project Officer
Email: mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au
Telephone: 02 4868 0888

To find out how you can become an ongoing part of Council's citizen environmental programs, visit Get Involved

Last Updated: March 18th, 2020
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