Clean up Australia Day 2019
Published on 14 February 2019
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is encouraging the community to get involved in Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, 3 March 2019.
Businesses are encouraged to focus their action on Business Clean Up Day - Tuesday 26 February with Schools and young people running their own Clean Up on Friday 1 March and community groups taking part on Sunday 3 March.
Each year, thousands of Australians volunteer to clean up our parks, waterways, streets, roads and beaches.
Last year more than 46 clean-up sites were registered across the Peninsula with approximately 20 cubic metres of waste collected.
Over the last 29 years volunteers have donated more than 33 million hours, at over 178,000 locations across the country. Together they have removed the equivalent of 350 thousand ute-loads of rubbish across Australia.
Shire Mayor Cr David Gill called on all community members to get involved.
“We can all help protect and conserve the Peninsula by volunteering to pick up rubbish this Clean up Australia Day.
“Cleaning up doesn’t stop with Clean up Australia Day, get involved year-round by joining your local Beach Patrol group, picking up rubbish when you are out, and reporting illegally dumped waste”.
The Shire supports Clean Up Australia Day by assisting with the coordination of sites and removal of rubbish collected at registered sites.
Find and join your nearest clean up at cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or call 1800 CUA DAY for more information.
PICTURE DETAILS: A litter artwork created from just some of the waste collected by the 1st Tootgarook Scouts during Clean Up Australia Day in 2018. Image supplied: Josie Jones.