Logan volunteers help clean up for Australia
Published: 26 April 2016
Rubbish weighing the equivalent of two family cars has been removed from parks, waterways and nature reserves during annual Clean Up Australia Day activities across the city by volunteers.
Volunteers cleared a total of 48 sites for the March 6 event, which also included businesses, schools and community groups.
Health, Environment and Sustainability Committee Chairperson, Cr Lisa Bradley, thanked the volunteers for their efforts and said the day highlighted the need to do more to prevent rubbish entering the environment.
“I would like to personally thank every volunteer who gave up their time and energy to pick up some rubbish, help clean a creek or tidy up around their school or workplace,” she said.
“If our city’s rubbish ends up in the waterways, it will make its way into Moreton Bay, one of our region’s most significant marine habitats.
“It’s vitally important that we make litter prevention and cleanup a greater priority in our daily lives – every little bit helps, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant.
“With your help, we are working towards a cleaner city and less polluted waterways.”
Logan residents contributed to the 16,657 tonnes of rubbish collected across Australia from 7,117 registered sites.
Clean Up Australia Day (including events for schools and business) was held on and around Sunday 6 March 2016.
For more information on waste management services in Logan visit Council’s webpage at http://www.logan.qld.gov.au/environment-water-and-waste