Great Northern Clean Up

This year Council is hosting community clean ups across the city during September. These community clean-ups will help target litter hotspots.

To participate, simply select your preferred clean up from the list below. PLUS post your clean up pictures to the ECOevents Cairns Facebook for your chance to win a trip for two to the Great Barrier Reef. Terms and & Conditions Apply.

To find out more about other community-led clean ups in September or to register your own clean up, visit https://www.cleanup.org.au/

Council-hosted Clean Ups

Mount Sheridan Clean Up

Date: Sat 22 Sep
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am
Location: Crowleys Park, Forest Gardens, Mount Sheridan.

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White Rock Clean Up

Date: Sat 22 Sep
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am
Location: Bak Park, White Rock

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Gordonvale Clean Up

Date: Sat 22 Sep
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
Location: Greenpatch Reserve, Bruce Highway, Gordonvale.

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Ellis Beach Clean Up

Date: Sun 23 Sep
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am
Location: Ellis Beach

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Fitzroy Island Clean Up

Date: Sun 23 Sep
Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Fitzroy Island

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Kewarra Beach Clean Up

Date: Sun 30 Sep
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am
Location: Kewarra Beach

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Redlynch Clean Up

Date: Sun 30 Sep
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Tenni Skate Park, Brinsmead

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Council is here to help

Every September Cairns Regional Council supports the Great Northern Clean Up (Northern Australia’s version of Clean up Australia Day) through community promotion and the collection of rubbish bags at pre-arranged pick up points. Support provided by Council includes:

  • Planning and Environment: provides a single point of contact for community and school enquiries and
    identification of pick-up points.
  • Infrastructure Services: a collection of rubbish at pick-up points.
  • Water and Waste: free entry to waste and recycling facilities.

Note: Council will also provide clean up resources (e.g. bags and gloves) for school clean-up events held at any time of year. For more information email sustainability@cairns.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 04 September 2018