Help clean up your community this Sunday 1 March for the 25th annual Clean Up Australia Day.

Make Brisbane a cleaner and greener city by joining a local clean up event for the annual Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday 1 March.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging residents to support the popular event.

“Clean Up Australia Day has become the nation’s largest community-based environmental event, attracting hundreds of thousands of volunteers from the community, schools and businesses to help clean up, fix up and conserve their local environment,” says Quirk.

“Activities such as Clean Up Australia Day are a great way residents can show pride in our city and events such as this, is what Team Brisbane is all about.”

Last year nearly 16,000 Brisbane locals volunteered across 244 site, collecting 536.8 tonnes of rubbish.

Quirk added that encouraging citizens to participate in making Brisbane a clean, green city is a priority for council.

“We’ve combined educating the public about the importance of a clean city for our reputation and their health and safety, with active patrols that target those people that clearly refuse to do the right thing,” he says. “Some of Council’s major achievements in these two areas include our ongoing educational initiatives for litter prevention, the installation of public place recycling, and our 100% Green Power project and Fleet Environmental Plan.

“I encourage residents to participate this Sunday 1 March by heading along to a local clean-up site and to also look after their local natural areas regularly.”

Since the event started in 1990 Australians have spent more than 27.2 million hours cleaning up streets, bushland, parks and waterways, removing an estimated 288,650 tonnes of rubbish.

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