Bingara has Clean Up Australia in the Bag

March 14, 2012

The cleanest little town in the North West got a little cleaner recently thanks to the efforts of 80 Clean Up Australia volunteers. Bingara had the largest number of site registrations in the North West, with nine sites of local significance nominated for a Clean Up Australia Day check and clean.

Local groups, supported by Gwydir Shire Council, participating in Clean Up Australia Day included the Bingara Lions Club, the Bingara Anglers Club, Youth Space, The Bingara Men’s Shed, The Bingara Garden Club, Bingara SES, the Country Women’s Association, Vision 20/20, local residents and out of town visitors.

Last Sunday week was a beautiful day to be out and about in the environment. It is a credit to Bingara that so many local residents have such strong community spirit and interest in their local environment. About 70% of the environmental ‘rubbish’ collected  is able to be recycled.

Clean Up Australia Day 2012
Council’s Environmental Manager, Glenn Pereira, Bingara Clean Up Australia organiser, Elizabeth Kakoschke, and Lions Club President, Steve Adams survey a vast quantity of bags of rubbish collected from public areas around Bingara. The rubbish was sorted into recyclable and other for disposal.