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Join in Clean Up Australia Day 2024

By Blue Mountains City Council
Archived 23 Apr 2024 - Posted: 26 Feb 2024
SES clearing rubbish from below the lookouts at Echo Point at Clean Up Australia Day 2019.
Sunday 3 March is Clean Up Australia Day, the much-loved annual event where community members volunteer to come together and care for their local area by cleaning up litter.

There are currently 19 Clean Up Australia events across the Blue Mountains listed on the official website open for volunteers to join:

  • Blackheath Public School
  • Blaxland (meeting at the Blaxland McDonald's site)
  • Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve
  • Gordon Falls and surrounding areas
  • Katoomba Falls Reserve - Garguree
  • Katoomba North Public School
  • Kindlehill School
  • Leura Public
  • Lincoln's Rock
  • Little Superstars Early Learning Centre
  • Manners Park Springwood
  • Old Bathurst Rd and Bowaga Ave
  • Old Bathurst Road, Blaxland
  • Rural Fire Service Medlow Bath
  • Somers Street, Lawson
  • Springwood Cemetery and surrounding bushland
  • St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Springwood
  • Wentworth Falls village and surrounds
  • Yellow Rock Lookout

You can also register your own event and call for volunteers to join with you.

Once again, Council will be supporting local volunteers taking part in Clean Up Australia Day by assisting Site Supervisors and providing groups with free disposal of their Clean Up Australia rubbish.

Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said: “As one of only two cities in the world within a UNESCO World Heritage-listed wilderness area, Blue Mountains residents know the value of keeping our unique environment free from litter and dumped rubbish.

“Each year, the enthusiastic uptake of local volunteers demonstrates how passionately the community cares about keeping our Blue Mountains beautiful. On behalf of Council, and all Blue Mountains residents and visitors, I sincerely thank you.”

Clean Up Australia was started by Ian Kiernan AO in 1990 and is the nation's largest community-based environmental event. To learn more about Clean Up Australia Day, including local events you can join, or to register your own event, go to here

 
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