This coming Sunday, March 11, Bingara is hoping to see a troop of people out and about engaged in Clean Up Australia Day.
From 9:00 am registrations will take place at Cunningham Park and participants will be supplied with gloves and bags for the rubbish they collect.
Concluding with a sausage sizzle again at Cunningham Park at midday, Bingara Lions will be turning out lunch whilst participants can deposit their bags.
Now in its 28th year, it is hoped that Clean Up Australia day will have a big attendance both here in Bingara and across Australia.
During sign-on people can decide where they are going to go or can be directed by the officials. A list of the areas local groups have nominated to clean up will also be available.
Return and Earn goes from strength to strength
Hopefully there will be fewer drink containers to pick up this year, as Bingara has embraced the Return and Earn recycling scheme with enthusiasm.
Bingara IGA and Hardware principal, John Bishton, said his staff have processed over 100,000 drink containers since the scheme was introduced in mid December. “We process about 10,000 containers per week,” he said.
Mr. Bishton said he expects the numbers presented for recycling to drop off in winter. “Our soft drink sales drop by about 30 percent in winter, so I expect a corresponding drop in containers,” he said.
Six groups will be taking part in Clean Up Australia Day, but others are more than welcome to join in.
A local resident who regularly picks up rubbish thrown from vehicles along a local road, said he is constantly surprised by the number of fast food containers discarded along the road. “We are a considerable distance from towns that sell these brands, but they are always being thrown out,” he said.