The community is encouraged to sign up for this year’s Clean Up Australia Day. If volunteers could not organise a site on Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 3 March, they can organise a Clean Up for any day of the year including during Permaculture week! To register for Clean Up Australia Day and for more information, go to www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au
Clean Up Australia Day is the nation’s largest community-based event for collecting litter to reduce its impact on our environment.
Community members, schools and businesses can participate by simply registering their own local park, reserve or walking track as a ‘clean up’ site or participating in a pre-registered clean-up site on Clean Up Australia website.
Once volunteers register, they will receive a free clean-up kit through Clean Up Australia including bags, gloves and more! With the new Container Deposit Scheme, volunteers can be rewarded with a 10-cent refund for every eligible can, carton or bottle when they collect and return to any refund collection point. 10-cent refund options include cash, vouchers, donations, or electronic payment for items.
Cardinia Shire Council supports ‘clean up’ events in the shire by picking up and disposing your collected litter after your community event. To arrange this, contact us at least 2 weeks before your event on 1300 787 624 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It is as simple as registering a ‘clean up’ site and notifying Council to have the litter collected and disposed of after their event.
To find the nearest drop-off locations for the Container Deposit Scheme refund point, go to www.cdsvic.org.au/locations
By valuing and making use of all the resources that are available to us, nothing goes to waste.
The icon of the worm represents one of the most effective recyclers of organic materials, consuming plant and animal ‘waste’ into valuable plant food. The proverb “a stitch in time saves nine” reminds us that timely maintenance prevents waste, while “waste not, want not” reminds us that it’s easy to be wasteful in times of abundance, but this waste can be a cause of hardship later.Image © Richard Telford.