Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday 6 March 2016
It’s time to take a look around your local area – your streets, parks, sporting grounds, bushland and waterways to find those rubbish hotspots that need attention and volunteer at the local site for Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 6 March 2016.
The official Council site will once again be held at the Morse Park canteen, located on the Great Western Highway opposite the Bathurst Showground. The site will run for 9am to midday and volunteering is easy, simply turn up at Morse Park on Sunday 6 March from 9am with gloves, a hat, sturdy shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
2015 was the year when, with your support, we saw great progress with the announcement of a container refund scheme in NSW, and discussion about how we reduce the number of plastic bags
being handed out at checkouts.in NSW and Qld. But it is imperative that we also keep on top of all the other litter that accumulates in areas around us.
According to Chairman and Founder of Clean Up Australia, Ian Kiernan AO, registering a local site on Clean Up Australia Day is the perfect way to identify local trouble-spots and
free your favourite local areas of senseless rubbish.
In 2015 more than 535,000 volunteers removed an estimated 14,000 tonnes of rubbish from 6,890 sites across Australia.
Come on Bathurst - 2016 is your chance to get involved and join the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who will grab their white and yellow bags and don their gloves to
clean up their local community. Over the last 26 years volunteers have donated more than 29.8 million hours towards caring for the environment through Clean Up Australia Day, removing the equivalent of 315,776 ute loads of rubbish from 158,809 sites across the country.
For more information please contact Council on 6333 6111 or visit http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/