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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Will you step up to Clean Up on March 6th?


Registrations are open for Eurobodalla’s largest clean-up event, Clean Up Australia Day, on Sunday 6th March. Clean Up Australia Day 2022

  • Friday 4 March 2022 for schools

  • Sunday 6 March 2022 for the local community


With a surge in use of disposable items due to COVID, Clean Up Australia chairman Pip Kiernan said there had never been a better time to step up to clean up.

“We have seen disruption to our lives, not least of all to our local environments which have been impacted by increased uptake of single-use, disposable items,” she said.

“By planning ahead and signing up to a Clean Up event, you are making a pledge to help conserve the environment for the long-term future, and taking an important action by stepping up for your community.”

Local Clean Up coordinator Maree Cadman said that over the past 26 years Clean Up had been held in Eurobodalla, volunteers had removed tonnes of litter from local streets, beaches, parks, bushland and waterways.

“Clean Up Australia Day provides the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors to get together and help Eurobodalla’s wildlife and natural areas, which continue to recover and regenerate after the bushfires,” she said.

“We can help you find a suitable site, promote a site, or connect you with a group nearby. Those who can’t make it on Sunday March 6th but still want to participate can also register to clean up a site on an alternative day.”

In recent years Eurobodalla Clean Up Australia Day volunteers have filled an average of 200 hessian bags with rubbish and retrieved an additional 20m³ of discarded furniture, household items, foam, tyres, building materials and more.

Ms Cadman said the health and safety of volunteers was paramount, and precautionary COVID measures were in place this year for participating volunteers.

“Once registered, Clean Up Australia will send your clean up kit, equipped with gloves, bags, hand sanitiser and paperwork,” she said.

“We can provide extra gloves and bags and facilitate collection and disposal of collected litter.”

For more information or to register visit cleanup.org.au or contact Maree Cadman on 4474 1343 or email Maree.Cadman@esc.nsw.gov.au

Above: Sunshine Bay Public School students have cleaned up Caseys Beach on Schools Clean Up Australia Day in previous years.

Above: Tomakin residents clean up Tomakin Cove and local streets on Clean Up Australia Day 2020. If you would like more information about Clean Up Australia Day, please contact Council's Waste Services on:

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