Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to lend a hand on Clean Up Australia Day for their chance to win a home compost bin.
Clean Up Australia’s Managing Director, Terri-Ann Johnson, explained the importance of continuing founder Ian Kiernan AO’s work.
“Ian firmly believed that every single one of us can and should make a difference,” said Ms Johnson.
“Change starts with all of us,” she continued. “I urge all Australians to take up the challenge and become Ian’s successor and continue the momentum he fostered.”
Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor Duncan Gair, echoed these sentiments and encouraged locals to once again roll up their sleeves and help protect our local ecosystem.
“Clean Up Australia Day is a great opportunity for everyone to come together and help secure our natural environment for future generations.”
The Community Clean Up will be held over the weekend of Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March 2019.
This year Council will give away free compost bins to one lucky group of volunteers. For information on how to enter visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/cuad.
Council will collect rubbish free of charge from registered public sites and transport the waste to the Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre.
“In previous years our residents have stepped up for Clean Up Australia Day to help protect and beautify our region,” said the Mayor.
“I’m sure this year will be no different and I encourage anyone with a few hours to spare to join and help make our Shire an even more beautiful place to live.”
Clean Up Australia Day is supported through Council’s Environment Levy.
For more information or to get involved visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or phone 1800 282 329.