Businesses encouraged to join Clean Up Australia event

February 13, 2017 by  

Rockingham businesses are being urged to register for the 2017 Business Clean Up Day.

Clean Up Australia founder and chairman Ian Kiernan said the national event provides an ideal opportunity to rid businesses, waterways, bushland, parks and local streets of rubbish that has been allowed to accumulate.

Kiernan extended a challenge to small and large businesses to get involved in Business Clean Up Day, which is being held for the 15th consecutive year.

He said last years event, which was promoted nationally using poster printing featuring the Clean Up Australia Day logo, saw business groups clean up 281 locations across the country.

In 2015, results of the event and ongoing rubbish removal saw the equivalent of 16,000 utes loaded with rubbish collected by more than 750,000 volunteers at 8,205 sites across Australia.

Kiernan said there is a definite trend developing towards more people volunteering to collect rubbish and keep their favourite places pristine.

Those interested in taking part are encouraged to firstly find a location that is in need of cleaning up, be they picnic spots, running tracks, along tidelines or in the bushes. Once identified, they should register the site to clean up.

Other ways to help out for those unable to pick up rubbish include supporting participants by donating via Facebook or the website, or by sponsoring a particular site.

Business Clean Up Day takes place on February 28, following by Schools Clean Up Day on March 3 and Clean Up Australia Day on March 5.