Bass Coast,
11
February
2016
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02:24
Australia/Melbourne

Community gets ready to clean up again

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Bass Coast will once again be taking part in Clean Up Australia Day in the first week of March with 14 sites already registered around the Shire.

The annual event encourages businesses, schools and community groups to make a difference and help keep Bass Coast beautiful.

In 2015 over 526,268 volunteers helped the environment by removing rubbish from around 6,165 sites all around the nation, collecting an estimated 13,563 tonnes.

Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Jordan Crugnale said Clean Up Australia Day has always been well supported by the Bass Coast community.

“Last year, the community helped to remove rubbish from 12 registered sites all over the Shire, from Inverloch to Corinella and several on Phillip Island. This was a great effort by all community members involved,” Cr Crugnale said.

“Council proudly continues to support Clean Up Australia events by providing free waste collection and disposal for all known registered Clean Up sites in our Shire. Clean Up Australia Day is a great excuse to get outdoors and make a difference in our local community by helping protect our special natural environment and wildlife.”

Locals can register their own site with friends, family, colleagues or local clubs, or can join a site which already exists by visiting www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/register.

Clean up sites can vary from local parks, waterways, beaches, sporting fields, bushland and road ways.

Clean Up Australia will send each organiser a clean up kit, which includes 10 rubbish bags and 10 recycling bags, plus some gloves and tongs, when they register. The Clean Up Kits can take a few weeks to arrive, so get in quick if you plan on registering a new site.

For more information, contact Council’s Sustainable Environment team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.