Clean up days

A community clean-up is a great way to bring local people together for a common cause that boosts community pride and creates a litter-free environment.

Cairns Regional Council and Clean Up Australia support community clean-ups with litter collection kits, insurance for volunteers, rubbish collection and event promotion.

To activate your clean-up support:

  1. Register your site (for volunteer insurance) with Clean Up Australia
  2. Contact Council's Sustainability Team for local support, including extra clean-up equipment and rubbish collection.

Great Northern Clean Up

Held in September each year, the Great Northern Clean Up is the region's largest community clean-up event. You can register your own clean-up site or join an existing one. Council supports all registered clean-up sites with extra equipment, volunteer recruitment and collection of rubbish from pre-arranged pick-up points.

Clean Up Australia Day

Held in March each year, Clean Up Australia Day is when the region joins Australia's largest community clean-up.  Council supports all registered clean-up sites with extra equipment, volunteer recruitment and collection of rubbish from pre-arranged pick up points.

Everyday clean-ups

Can't wait for one of the annual clean-up days? You can hold a community clean-up at any time of the year. Just remember to contact Council to request rubbish collection, after you have registered your site with Clean Up Australia for insurance purposes.

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Last updated: 21 July 2016