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Exclamation Australians: A Reminder!

Clean Up Australia Day is on March 2nd! Will YOU get involved?
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Health boost for our environment
Wednesday, 19 February 2003


CLEAN Up Australia Day on Sunday, March 2 is a great opportunity for residents to show their pride in their community.

Great Lakes Council is currently accepting registrations from individuals and groups wishing to do their bit to clean up our area.

Anyone who would like to help should call Clean Up Australia Day coordinator Angie Hayes, at the council on 6591 7353.

Clean Up Australia Day this year is associated with Business Clean Up Day (Tuesday, February 25) and Schools Clean Up Day (Friday, February 28).

The 14th of its type, the theme this year is "Australia's own medication” and the focus is on prevention - reinforcement of good habits (through the "Don't Be A Tosser and ButtsOut campaigns).

"Great Lakes Council will be supporting the efforts of residents to administer a dose of Australia's own medication to improve the health of the Great Lakes area environment,” Angie Hayes said.

"Local people are the real owners of Clean Up Australia Day and are the reason the event has enjoyed so much success for the past 14 years, but the need for action on the environment is now more than ever.”

A briefing session for site supervisors will be held at the council chambers in Breese Parade, Forster, next Wednesday, February 25 at 5.30pm.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to distribute important information, issue equipment from the Clean Up Committee, discuss any concerns, and council's Stormwater Education Officer will give a brief talk on recent litter prevention campaigns such as "Don't Be A Tosser” and "ButtsOut for Australia”.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Equipment in the clean-up kits to be provided includes volunteer registration forms, accident/incident report forms, clean-up bags, certificate, safety/warning sign, tongs, sharps container, gloves, first aid kit, sunscreen, a Clean Up Australia T-shirt, cap and calico bag for site supervisors.

It is suggested collectors should also consider taking drinking water and refreshments, sun protection such as hat and long sleeves, extra buckets, gloves, rakes and sunscreen and a mobile phone for emergencies.

Last year about 600 volunteers, including 52 groups, collected about nine tonnes of rubbish from Great Lakes areas on Clean Up Australia Day.

Most common items found included:

z Forster-reinforcing mesh, dead birds/animals, shopping trolleys, building rubble, fishing wire, foam, oil filters, cans, bottles, "millions” of cigarette butts.

z Tuncurry-Cans, bottles, cigarette butts, plastic bottles, cans, underwear, builders' rubble, dog faeces, sharps (lots found near children's playground equipment and at Tuncurry Rock Pool).

z Allworth: Mattresses, TVs, batteries, cigarette butts, cans, bottles and fast food wrappers.

z Tea Gardens: Golf balls, condoms, carpet, cans and bottles.

z Smiths Lake: Knives, TVs, napkins, socks, undies, cigarette butts, lolly wrappers and whipper snipper cord.

z Nerong: Bottles, cans, cigarette butts, dog faeces.

z Pacific Palms: Nappies, underwear, plastic bottles, cans, cigarette butts, stolen purses and broken glass.

z Bulahdelah-Cans, bottles, cigarette butts, toilet, plastic bottles, socks and underwear.

Since 1989, more than six million Australians have lent a hand to personally contribute to a healthier, cleaner environment on Clean Up Australia Day.

Their efforts have seen over 190,000 tonnes of waste has been collected - the equivalent of about 4 1/2 million wheelie bins of waste.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 2003, 11:18 PM
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LOL at the items found....how gross! But I admire the people that will collect it.


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