2019 Clean Up Australia Day registrations are now open, so it’s time to check out litter hotspots in your neighbourhood and challenge your friends and family to make 2019 the year when change starts with you.
Frankston City Mayor, Councillor Michael O’Reilly said the positive impact the event had on Frankston City was undeniable.
“Clean Up Australia Day is the perfect opportunity to join with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to remove all the litter accumulating in your local park, bushland, beaches and waterways to improve the area and prevent litter from becoming a hazard to our wildlife,” said the Mayor.
“It’s a wonderful initiative, not only because of the obvious environmental benefits, but also because it brings the community together for a good cause.
“If you’re organising a community Clean Up event I encourage you to register your event before the end of January as you may be eligible for a free post-event rubbish collection (selected sites only).”
Each year, a number of events are held across Frankston City, including separate events for local businesses and schools.
Suzie Webster from Friends of Langwarrin Outdoors and Waterways said it was always wonderful to see so many people out and about to help the local environment.
“Clean Up Australia Day is a great opportunity to lend a hand to your favourite Frankston City location by grabbing your friends and family, donning some gloves and getting busy,” said Ms Webster.
“Cleaning up your favourite area can be a little bittersweet. Last year we collected almost 800kgs of rubbish from Boggy Creek, double the amount we collected the year before.
“While it’s a great feeling to see it looking great, it’s also sad to see just how much litter is making its way into our parks and waterways each year, especially when much of it is actually recyclable.
“It’s heartening to see so many kids joining our clean up. They’re our future and we need them to grow up knowing they have to look after the environment.”
Residents, schools and businesses can register a new site online or join an existing one.
- Business Clean Up Day – Tuesday 26 February
- Youth and Schools Clean Up Day – Friday 1 March
- Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday 3 March (first Sunday of March)
Online registrations are free and now open at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au