Whitehorse City Council

Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day is Australia's largest community-based environmental event. Residents, schools, community groups and businesses in Whitehorse can join together with hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country for this great initiative.

Each year an estimated seven billion cigarette butts and 80 million plastic bags end up in Australian waterways, streets and parklands.

Since 1989 when Ian Kiernan had the simple idea to clean up Sydney Harbour, Clean Up Australia Day participants have collected more than 200,000 tonnes of rubbish – that's 4.7 million household wheelie bins.

Clean Up Australia Day is fun and everyone can get involved. Individuals and local groups can either organise a Clean Up site – such as a park, waterway or bushland area – or volunteer to join an existing site.

Council supports the local clean-up efforts and will arrange for the collection and disposal of any rubbish collected on the day.

At previous Clean Up Australia Day events, the Whitehorse community has cleaned up many sites across the municipality, including parklands, car parks and shopping strips. 

For more information about Clean Up Australia Day, visit the website at at www.cleanup.org.au or call 1800 CUA DAY (1800 282 329).