What was started thirty years ago, by an "average Australian bloke" who had a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard has now become the nation's largest community-based environmental event.
Clean Up Australia Day is on again this weekend and a number of events will be held in the local region. Want to join in? Take your pick.
- Ulladulla High School, Friday, March 5, 11-2pm
- Tabourie Lake Beach carpark, Sunday, March 7, 9-11am
- Read Head villages, meet opposite the Manyana waste depot on the corner of Inyadda Drive and Bendalong Road, next to the notice boards, Sunday, March 7, 8am-1pm
- Bannister Narrawallee Bush Track, March 7, 9am
- Kioloa, meet at the rural fire brigade shed, 9am
- Bawley Point Sand Mines, meet at Murramarang Men's Shed, Sunday, March 7, 12.30pm to 2pm.
- Conjola, March 7, meet at the bbq near the boat ramp, 9am-12pm
Share your finds using the hashtags #CleanUpAustralia #StepUpToCleanUp
Of course, Australia's waste challenges can't be solved in just one day, so over the past three decades, Clean Up Australia has evolved into an organisation that works with community, government and businesses to provide practical solutions to help us all live more sustainably every day of the year.