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Help tackle waste on Clean Up Australia Day

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Registrations for Clean Up Australia Day 2024 are now open with volunteers receiving a free Clean Up kit. Photo : Tim Levy

Clean Up Australia Day is fast approaching and there’s no better time for residents in the Bundaberg Region to roll up their sleeves and make a difference in the local community.

Registrations for the annual event, held on Sunday 3 March, have now officially opened with school teams, business teams, community groups and individuals urged to sign up to tackle litter and waste.

Last year, more than 760,000 Australians pulled on their gloves and gathered for the iconic Clean Up Australia Day.

Clean Up Australia Chair Pip Kiernan said this year Clean Up Australia was hoping to see a similar, if not better response, as generations come together to help tidy local communities.

“Clean Up Australia Day is the largest volunteer clean up event across the nation each year and the most practical way to educate and demonstrate waste prevention,” Pip said.

“By rolling up our sleeves and witnessing the sheer quantity as well as the common types of litter lining our streets, bushlands and waterways, we can gain a better insight into our own personal or household footprints on the environment.

“It encourages each of us to consider practical ways we can prevent that litter in the first place.

“Vapes, cigarette butts, coffee cups and soft plastics are amongst the commonly reported items collected by volunteers who are encouraged at each site to report their findings but you can’t help but be shocked by the scale of what ends up in our environment as litter.”

Registrations for Clean Up Australia Day 2024 are now open with volunteers receiving a free Clean Up kit, containing gloves and bags and other resources, with packs for individuals, families and community groups available (businesses are asked to pay a small fee to cover costs).

“We are always excited for new community members to join us who are yet to see what makes Clean Up Australia Day such a rewarding experience and why each year our community members keep coming back for more,” Pip said.

“It is such a special time to come together to care for and protect our environment for future generations.”

Last year had the highest number of Clean Up Australia Day registrations in the Bundaberg Region with 38 groups which was up from 28 registered clean up groups in 2020.

Clean Up Australia Day dates:

Register now at cleanup.org.au for Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday March 3, 2024

Business Clean Up Day – Tuesday 27 February

Schools Clean Up Day – Friday 1 March

Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday 3 March

Bundaberg Regional Council supports Clean Up Australia Day by offering assistance to groups which register for an event.

This assistance may include:

  • help with waste collection/disposal 
  • wavering of disposal fees 
  • supplying a limited number of additional gloves or clean-up bags

To arrange, a request must be made to Council's Waste and Recycling Team prior to the event.

Find out more or register here.

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  1. Hi,
    May I know the meet up point and time for the clean up day tomorrow in Bundaberg? Thanks

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