Volunteers are still welcome for 2020 Clean Up Australia Day

February 26, 2020

Clean Up Australia Day organiser Elizabeth Kakoschke has called for more volunteers to help tidy up around Bingara.

“Bingara has the reputation of being one of the most scenic and beautiful towns in NSW,” Kakoschke said.  “Clean Up Australia Day is a wonderful reason to get outside and enjoy the beautiful outdoors while doing your bit to help the local environment.”

“Broken glass, degrading plastics, and other forms of rubbish pose a real threat to wildlife – broken glass is especially threatening to the platypus.”

Kakoschke says the town itself looks fantastic, especially with the support of the local IGA’s Container Deposit Scheme, but with a lot of rubbish pushed downstream from the recent rains the focus will be on the Gwydir River and Halls Creek.

“Clean Up have actually sent compostable bags this year, so we may use this opportunity to clean up some of the weeds that have sprouted alongside the camping grounds.”

Residents are encouraged to register on Sunday morning at 8AM on the Cunningham Park next to the Bingara swimming pool, and are asked to wear sturdy boots, sunscreen, and suitable outdoor protective clothing with gloves.  A water bottle is a must, as well, when working outside.

Children are welcome but must be supervised by parents or legal guardians.

Some sights have been registered by specific groups, but anyone who turns up on the day won’t be turned away.

A free lunch will be provided by the Bingara Lions Club to all volunteers.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Clean Up Australia Day – for more information or to register, please contact Elizabeth Kakoschke on 0447 065 607