A community Clean Up is a great way to bring your community together for a cause that boosts community pride and creates a litter-free environment.
There are three types of Clean Ups that Council supports:
Great Northern Clean Up
Held every September, the Great Northern Clean Up is timed just before the wet season to reduce the risk of litter entering our marine environment. Council coordinates sites across Cairns, and schools, businesses or community groups are also encouraged to register additional events.
Clean Up Australia Day
This national event is held in March, visit the Clean Up Australia Day website for details.
Everyday Clean Ups
Can't wait for one of the annual Clean Ups? You can hold a community Clean Up any time of year, just register your site with Clean Up Australia and contact Council two weeks ahead of the event for support.
To access support, simply:
- Register your site with Clean Up Australia to receive planning checklists and volunteer insurance.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for promotion, extra equipment and to arrange rubbish collection.
Marine Debris Groups
Join these passionate local organisations reducing marine debris through art, education and clean ups in some of the region's more hard to reach, beautiful environments.
Litter data can be entered into the Australian Marine Debris Database at anytime, supporting improved litter management. To learn more about the impacts of litter on the marine environment, head to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park website.