Sign Up for the Big Clean Up

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People collecting rubbish on a beach.

Clean Up Australia Day 2018 is on Sunday, March 4, and there’s still plenty of time to register to take part.

“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, roadsides and waterways,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight.

“Right through from Toormina, out to Coramba and Bucca and up to Woolgoolga, people have already signed on to grab their gloves and bags and tackle litter in our environment on March 4.

“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.”

At last November’s Sustainable Living Festival, 122 locals collected 7,564 pieces of rubbish from Coffs Creek as part of the Seaside Scavenge.  A whopping 65% of this litter was plastic.

Last year, our region outdid itself with 24 registered Clean Up Australia Day sites. So why not come along this year? It’s fun, easy and a great family day out.

  • Community Clean Up Australia Day will be held on Sunday, 4th March.
  • Clean Up for Businesses will be held on Tuesday, 27th February.
  • Clean Up For Schools will be held on Friday, 2nd March.

Join an existing site, or get together with friends, family, your church, community garden or sporting group and help keep your local oceans, parks, playing fields and nature reserves beautiful and clean.

Clean Up Australia Day participants are advised to wear sunscreen, a hat and closed shoes – and don’t forget your reusable and refillable bottle of water.

To join a registered site, or create a new one, visit or call Coffs Harbour City Council on 6648 4675.

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