Gold Coasters are being urged to get out and about this Sunday, and do their bit for Clean Up Australia Day.
March 1st will mark the 30th anniversary of the nation’s largest community based environmental event.
On the Gold Coast, there’s already over 150 clean up sites registered – which has beaten last year’s record of 146.
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Though with all the rain that the Gold Coast has received over the last few weeks, waterways and beaches have also been swamped with rubbish.
Last year, more than 2,800 volunteers were involved – a number that Mayor Tom Tate is hoping to best this year as well.
“Now is the perfect time to pitch in to keep our beautiful city clean.
“In 2019, the City recorded its highest number of registered clean up sites, with 146 sites and around 2,800 volunteers involved in the event.
“Around 320 tonnes of rubbish was collected on the Gold Coast at Clean Up Australia Day last year.
“That’s equivalent to around 320 small cars worth of rubbish, and is the largest quantity of rubbish we have cleaned up since the City first participated in the event in 1997.
“On the 30 year anniversary of Clean Up Australia Day, I encourage the community, schools, young people and especially businesses to participate or partner, and ‘Step Up to Clean Up’.
To register a site or as a volunteer, click here.