"Picking up just one piece of rubbish can help keep Townsville beautiful."
Clean Up Australia Day 2013
Sunday 3 March 2013 is Clean Up Australia Day. Thousands of clean-up sites will be registered this year throughout Australia. Many community groups, scouts groups and schools will also be donning their gloves to help clean up local sites around Townsville.
Townsville City Council supports Clean Up Australia Day and the Great Northern Clean Up Day. Whilst Council would like to see the Great Northern Clean Up Day to be the major community-based clean up event in the north, it recognises that many community groups would still like to take part in the national Clean Up Australia Day activities.
For this year’s Clean Up Australia Day, Council will be supporting the community with free rubbish pick up from the nominated clean-up rubbish collection points.
If you and/or your community groups are planning to take part in clean-up activities this year, please be sure to register your clean-up site at Clean Up Australia Day and nominate your rubbish collection point.
To register a Clean Up Site and for further information on how to be involved go to the national Clean Up Australia Website.
Key dates for Clean Up Australia Day 2013:
Townsville City Council’s Waste Services will go around to the designated rubbish collection points in the week after the Clean Up Australia Day weekend.
If you would like help with finding a suitable location for a clean-up site, contact Integrated Sustainability Services on 1300 878 001 for information.
Great Northern Clean Up Day 2013
Great Northern Clean Up Day initiative was first introduced in 2009 to allow for the communities in the northern parts of Australia to participate in a more suitable weather condition for the tropics. Due to our wet season and associated flooding experienced in the tropical regions of northern Australia, many councils and residents experienced difficulty in organising and participating in the annual Clean Up Australia Day event in March. The need for an additional event at a more favourable time of year became evident and so the Great Northern Clean Up was born.
The Great Northern Clean Up has been made a permanent clean up event on the calendar for North Queensland. This year, the event will be in its 5th year.
The date for Great Northern Clean Up Day will be announced soon.
The Great Northern Clean Up Day complements our tropical climate better and gives us the opportunity to clean up our local environment before the wet season flushes out all the rubbish and debris into our world heritage marine areas and waterways. This clean up can also help with cyclone season preparedness.
While the Great Northern Clean Up Day is not meant to replace the national Clean Up Australia Day in March, it does provide the community in northern Australia an alternative and a more suitable date for conducting clean-up activities in the region.
Since it was first introduced in 2009, the Great Northern Clean Up Day is going from strength to strength with successful clean-up activities being reported throughout the northern regions for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Strong community support for the clean-up activities meant the removal of tons of illegally and thoughtlessly discarded rubbish from natural areas, waterways and suburban areas prior to the onset of the cyclone season.
Please come back here to check details for Council organised clean-up site and event closer to the date.
For inquiries and further information, please contact Integrated Sustainability Services on 1300 878 001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org