Stawell volunteers to Clean Up Australia

STAWELL - Bring your gloves, a hat, sturdy shoes, a bottle of water and sunglasses and register as a volunteer for Sunday's Clean Up Australia Day in Stawell.

Stawell Urban Landcare is supporting Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday for the first time.

They have organised a local site for the clean-up.

Landcare members and volunteers will meet at the corner of Clifton Avenue and Deep Lead Road, at 10am and make their way towards the Ironbarks collecting rubbish on the way until 12 noon.

Everyone is being urged to take up the challenge and get involved. To participate, simply turn up on the day.

Stawell Urban Landcare spokesperson, Veronica Monaghan, said she hoped the community supports this event.

"This is the first year we will separate recyclables from the rubbish collected resulting in environmental benefits. Recycling is a simple but effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For example, recycling 41 plastic bottles saves enough energy to run a refrigerator for an hour."

Last year, more than 100,000 Victorians collected an estimated 3,186 tonnes of litter, with drink bottles, cigarette butts and chip wrappers making up most of the rubbish.

Anyone interested in Stawell Urban Landcare working bees or activities please phone 5358 4410 or email admin@platypus.org.au

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