Clean Up Australia Day is on Sunday, 6 March 2022. It is a great day for families in the Hawkesbury and Hill’s communities and you can give your support.
“Each year residents have continued to show they are committed to Clean Up Australia Day and a litter-free environment. Over 35,000 kilograms of litter has been collected from various sites across the Hawkesbury in the last five years of running Clean Up Australia Day events,” the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Patrick Conolly said.
Along with the usual takeaway coffee cups and food packaging, COVID-19 has introduced more rubbish with non-recyclable face masks, gloves and sanitised wipes to pollute the local parks, bushland, streets, waterways and beaches.
It is a great cause for schools to participate in ‘Schools Clean Up Day’ on Friday, 4 March. This is a great way to inspire students to learn about the impact of rubbish on their local environment while playing an active role in their community. Students and teachers work together to clean up an area that is special to them, such as the school playground, a local park, or bushland near a school. Clean Up Australia provides free lesson plans for both primary and high school students.
Go to www.cleanup.org.au/schools for more information.
Businesses are able to get involved by registering for a ‘Business Clean Up Day’ on Tuesday, 1 March and by taking action to recycle items commonly found in offices and work sites, including disposable face masks and gloves.
Clean Up Australia Ltd. will provide COVIDsafe Clean Up kits that include gloves, bags and hand sanitiser, and site supervisors will have the QR Code so that volunteers can scan to sign-in to the site on the day to help with contact tracing.
Volunteers will also be split into groups to adhere to social distancing protocols. The Clean Up Australia Day organisers will be able to postpone your activity if COVID-Safe requirements change. The health and safety of all volunteers, and the wider community, is of paramount importance. To get all the details on Clean Up Australia Day, register now at www.cleanup.org.au