You can choose to take part in a one-time clean up event during Clean Up Australia Day on the first Sunday of March each year or be a part of a regular clean up group through the Love Your Place program. We provide you with the tools you need to get your clean up party started and free pick up of litter collected. Whether you are a business, family, school or just a group of keen community members, we would like you to be a part of our community that cares for our environment!
The Love Your Place program is a free community partnership with the City of Canada Bay and the local community. The program encourages community groups, residents, local businesses and schools to get involved in the preservation and enhancement of our many parks, open spaces, streets, foreshore and playgrounds. Bring your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues together to increase the pride and cleanliness in your neighbourhood. The City of Canada Bay will provide the materials and support needed to complete your clean-up activities.
As a Love Your Place partner, you will:
Act as ambassadors at your nominated site
Host a minimum of two community clean-up days a year
Report illegal dumping, graffiti, damaged facilities and anti-social behaviour at the nominated site
Regularly visit your nominated site to monitor its upkeep and report maintenance requirements to Council.
In return, to keep your nominated place clean and green, Council will provide you with:
Clean-up kit with first aid kit, trash pickers, gloves, rubbish bags and hi-vis vest
Educational material such as display posters, pamphlets and dog poo bags
Support and promotion of mini events
Commitment to Work Health and Safety.
Regular clean up groups are working at the following sites:
Want to start your own group? The first step is to nominate a site your group would like to adopt. Then submit an application form to Council, and the Sustainability Projects Officer will contact you to meet and discuss your application. Once approved, your clean-up kit will be sent to you!
During COVID-19, all volunteers must follow physical distancing and safety protocols outlined in our COVID Safe Plan.