Get set to clean up Moreton Bay

Published 5:00am 18 August 2022

Get set to clean up Moreton Bay
Words by Jodie Powell

Volunteers who missed the chance to spruce up Moreton Bay at the annual Clean Up Australia Day event after the February-March floods forced its cancellation can still do their bit.

Mayor Peter Flannery says schools, businesses and the community can join the Great Northern Clean Up to beautify the region this month.

“Many residents were devastated when they couldn’t put their gloves on and take part in the annual Clean Up Australia Day events this year after the devastating floods that swept through Moreton Bay,” he says.

“Council has come up with an alternative solution that’s just as good and gives everyone the opportunity to care for their community and our beautiful environment with the Great Northern Clean Up instead.”

Keen to pitch in

Get set to clean up Moreton Bay

Businesses, schools and early learning centres can take part on August 26, while the broader community will be out in force on August 28.

“Moreton Bay has shown so much resilience this year in the face of a natural disaster and many people dealing with huge damage to their homes and the fact that residents still want to get out give back to the community is amazing.

|“There’s no doubt that household waste habits have changed over the past two years with lockdowns promoting the use of single-use plastics, disposable face masks, takeaway coffee cups and food packaging.|

“And unfortunately that waste tends to find its way into parks, green spaces and public spaces, so these clean up events are hugely important to help lift those areas and remind us to dispose of our waste correctly.”

How to get involved

Mayor Flannery says Council staff will support the Sunday community sites with reimbursement for barbecue food and non-alcoholic drinks for volunteers to enjoy afterward.

Register a site or join an existing group by visiting the Great Northern Clean Up website here.

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