Clean up Australia Day celebrates 30 years

Happy 30th birthday to the nation’s largest community-based environmental event – Clean Up Australia Day.

It all started in 1990 when an “average Australian bloke” had a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard. Since then 17.7 million Australians have donated their time to be part of the day and helped remove the equivalent of 365,000 Ute loads of rubbish from our precious environment.

Brimbank City Council is a proud supporter of the day. Last year Brimbank residents removed 500 bags of rubbish across 23 locations.

Brimbank Mayor, Cr Georgina Papafotiou is encouraging individuals, community groups, schools and businesses to come together again and make the 30th year of this event our biggest.

‘We are calling on Brimbank residents to step up to clean up on Sunday 1 March, to collect as much waste as we can and make an impact that improves our environment,’ Cr Papafotiou said.

Registrations are now open and Clean Up Australia have made it simple for residents to run their own event.

Residents can join a site or they can register their own clean-up site at Clean Up Australia Day or call 1800 282 329.

Schools can also run their own clean-up event on Schools Clean Up Day on Friday 28 February and businesses can get involved through Business Clean Up Day on Tuesday 25 February.

Register your site before Monday 17 February and you will receive a Clean Up kit that contains bags, gloves, and everything you need to create a safe, fun and effective clean up.

  • To register your Clean Up or learn more go to Clean Up.

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