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Join in the fun on Clean Up Australia Day
2 February 2012
Be a good sport and join a team to Clean Up Australia on Sunday, March 4.
Anyone can join in the fun, and not only will you help clean up the country but stand the chance to win a flat screen TV.
To join, log on to the Clean Up Australia Day website www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au and register: register as an individual, join an existing site or register a site that you think should be cleaned up.
Last year 20 sites were registered across the Fraser Coast. They were joined by 15 schools which took part in the Schools Clean Up Day. If you think you will collect a lot of rubbish from your site please let Council know so arrangements can be made for it to be collected.
Across the country more than 565,510 volunteers at 7,400 sites removed about 16,464 tonnes of rubbish.
Clean Up Australia founder, Ian Kiernan AO, is confident that 2012 will be even bigger.
“Think of the places that are important to you – your local park, sporting fields, beaches, walking tracks, neighbourhood streets and bike ways – and pull together your own team to join Team Clean Up,” Mr Kiernan said.
In the past 21 years about 237,500 tonnes of rubbish has been picked up on the day.
To join in the fun you can get a group together, log on to the Clean Up Australia Day webpage, www.cleanup.org.au, or call 1800 28 23 29 and register the site where you want to clean up.
Rubbish bags will be sent to you.
If you don’t belong to a group or have not registered a site you can just turn up from 7am on Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday March 4, at Anzac Park, Cheapside Street, in Maryborough or Bill Fraser Park on the Esplanade in Hervey Bay.
After you have cleaned up your chosen spot, make sure you head to the Council’s base sites at Bill Fraser Park or Anzac Park and be treated to a free sausage sizzle as well as be given a ticket to go in the draw to win a flat screen television, a stereo with iPod dock or a digital camera.
On the day all you should bring is gloves, water bottle, a hat, sturdy shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
For more information on how you can help clean up the Fraser Coast, contact Council’s Clean Up Australia Coordinator, Kate Brown on 1300 79 49 29.