Clean Up Australia Day is nearly upon us, but there’s still time to register to take part before Sunday, March 5.
The Clean Up Kit takes up to two weeks for delivery so it’s important you register your site soon.
“Clean Up Australia Day is the perfect opportunity for us all to show how much we all love Coffs Harbour by helping clean our local parks, reserves and waterways,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight.
“Right through from Park Beach, out to Coramba and up to Woolgoolga people have already signed on to grab their gloves and bags and tackle litter in our environment on March 5.
“There are loads of options. You can clean up the beach, or your street, a nearby park or oval, or even take your kayak to tackle litter in our creeks.
“The sites are all different, but the aims are the same – to clean up our greatest resource, Australia.”
Here’s how it works. Community members register a clean up site at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au and receive a Clean Up Kit in the mail.
The Kit contains 10-20 rubbish collection bags, five pairs of gloves, a site supervisor safety vest, two A3 posters to promote your site, 15 volunteer certificates to thank participants and all the paperwork and information you need to run the clean up.
The clean up site gets listed on the CUA website so other volunteers can find and join your clean up. Remember, your clean up site doesn’t have to be huge, or attract dozens of volunteers. The clean up can be limited to just a couple of hours. Every effort counts.
Schools and businesses can get involved too. The Schools Clean Up Day is March 3, and the Business Clean Up Day is February 28.
For all the details, go to www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au