30 January 2006 It's time to register your Clean Up site
Clean Up Australia Day preparations are once again underway and local community groups, schools and businesses are reminded to register their Clean Up site before Thursday 1 February.
Maroochy Mayor Joe Natoli said Maroochy Council had always been supportive of Clean Up Australia Day and 2007 would be no different.
"Every year our dedicated Clean Up volunteers witness the amount and type of rubbish that gets left to not only spoil the appeal of our beautiful region but also damage the environment.
"The annual Clean Up Australia Day activities continue to remind us of the enormous impact of littering," Cr Natoli said.
Environment Portfolio chair Councillor Bruce Dunne said in 2006 more than 350 volunteers helped move a small mountain of rubbish from 25 registered Clean Up sites around Maroochy Shire.
"This year, organisers are hoping for even more support," he said. "So take a look around your neighbourhood or business area for a site that needs cleaning up and register it."
Clean Up Australia runs three special days:
Business Clean Up on Tuesday 27 February
Schools Clean Up on Friday 2 March, and
The Main Clean Up Australia Day event for the whole community to get involved in on Sunday 4 March.
Cr Dunne said for those who register after 1 February the free support material will be available for collection from Maroochy Council's Customer Service Centre.
"Be the early bird and set the example by registering as soon as you get the chance," he said. "When you register, it also gives your group Public Liability Cover."
"Lets make the Sunshine Coast truly shine on Sunday 4 March with more Clean Up sites than ever before and more willing hands to help keep this incredible part of a more incredible country spectacular."
For more information about Clean Up Australia Day, to volunteer or to register your site, please call Clean Up Australia on 1800 282 329 or visit their website on www.cleanup.com.au