Clean Up Australia day..
Clean Up Australia day..

How cleaning up can earn you some extra cash

Clean Up Australia Day is fast approaching, and Rockhampton Regional Council is encouraging groups across the region to host a site and help keep the community beautiful.

“We are fortunate enough to live in a truly beautiful part of the world, and this is a wonderful opportunity to really pitch in as a community and help keep it that way,” Waste and Waste to Resource Implementation Councillor Shane Latcham said.

“The first 20 groups to register a clean-up site before Monday 1 March will receive a $25 Coles voucher to celebrate their efforts and host their own BBQ on the day.

“They’ll also receive a free landfill disposal voucher, and - for a little extra help on the day plus a fun photo opportunity - you can book in a visit with council’s waste collection truck and Recycling Hero.

“If you’re not sure where to host a site or have any questions, just get in touch with our waste and recycling team here at council and we can help you out.”

Fitzroy Basin Association is one of a number of organisations already registered to host a Clean Up Australia Day site. The group’s event is in the Rockhampton CBD on March 7.

FBA’s Community Participation officer Bethlea Bell encouraged locals to go along and lend a helping hand.

“This is a rewarding way to improve the cleanliness of our streets and enhance the health of the Fitzroy River – our local gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” Ms Bell said.

  • Clean Up Australia Day is Sunday 7 March, 2021.
  • Head over to www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au to register your site.
  • Council will be in touch with the first 20 groups registered before Monday 1 March to arrange BBQ vouchers and site visit.
  • For any questions get in touch with Rockhampton Region Waste and Recycling by emailing rrwr@rrc.qld.gov.au.

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