Council urges Murrindindi Shire residents to get their hands dirty

Published on 12 February 2018

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Murrindindi Shire Council is encouraging residents to get their gloves on and get involved in the Clean Up Australia Day (CUAD) events in Murrindindi Shire in March.

Council’s Natural Environment and Climate Change Portfolio Councillor Rebecca Bowles said Murrindindi Shire’s natural environment is one of the main reasons visitors come here and our residents love living here.

“Murrindindi Shire Council and Upper Goulburn Landcare Network have collaborated in the past and will be working together again this year at events in the Shire,” Cr Bowles said.

“Last year’s CUAD Shire participants bagged 565kg of dumped rubbish.  All of this rubbish should have been disposed of properly and most of it could have been recycled.

“The rubbish collected included 440kg of recyclable material (300kg steel and 140kg of mixed recyclables), 45kg of general waste and 80kgs of tyres.

“During Council’s ‘Have Your Say’ campaign last year, our communities said they really love the natural beauty of our Shire.  No one wants to see dumped rubbish spoiling that beauty,” she added.

“Our children are learning from an early age to clean up their rubbish so perhaps we need to take a page out of their book as it’s clearly adults dumping tyres and steel.

“Clean up Australia Day highlights the need for all of us – visitors and residents alike – to do the right thing and dispose of our waste properly so one day we won’t need to hold these events. So why not sign up as a family and make a day of it as it’s a great way to pass on this message to our children,” Cr Bowles said.

This year Clean Up Australia Day events in Murrindindi Shire are being held on 2 and 4 March.

Events on Friday 2 March:

  • Bollygum Park at Kinglake

  • Scenic Reserve at Murrindindi.

Events on Sunday 4 March:

  • Local Strath Creek at Strath Creek

  • Township at Taggerty

  • Yea Angling Club at Ghin Ghin

  • Yea Wetlands at Yea.