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Clean Up Australia Day

Council proudly supports Clean Up Australia Day which is held on the first Sunday in March every year. The day attracts more than half a million volunteers Australia wide each year and is the nation's largest community-based environmental event.

Australians are the second highest producers of waste per person in the world, with an estimated 7 billion cigarette butts and 50 million plastic bags littered in Australia each year.

Clean Up Australia Day is fun, easy and everyone can get involved. A hat, sunscreen, closed in shoes/boots are all you need to bring on the day.

Individuals and local groups can organise a Clean Up site or volunteer to join an existing site.

People who would like to participate but aren't able to take part on Clean Up Australia Day can register an alternative day.

We will continue to promote and assist with coordinating the Clean Up Australia Day campaign and we would like to thank all those volunteers who have helped us clean up our waterways, parklands and beaches over the past 18 years.

Clean Up Australia Day 2018

We'd like to thank all of the community volunteers who helped clean up on Sunday 4 March this year.

Local businesses and organisations generously supported the Clean Up campaign, donating prizes and vouchers that were awarded to volunteers on the day.

Some Clean Up Australia Day 2017 findings

  • 280 community volunteers and local students participated in Eurobodalla's Clean Up campaign.
  • The volunteers collected approximately 69 cubic metres of rubbish across 53 sites in Eurobodalla.
  • The most common items were recyclables, cigarette butts, fast food wrappers and containers.

Clean Up Australia Day is an effective educational campaign that enhances community awareness of the negative impacts littering has on our natural environment.

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