Sunday public’s turn to clean up

BUSINESSES already did their big clean-up effort on Tuesday, but it will soon be the turn of school students and the general public.

Clean Up Australia Day is on again, with the Schools Clean-up Day to be held tomorrow and the general public’s turn starting on Sunday. 

The Tamworth Regional Council area has many sites, such as Duri and Nundle, where people can help clean up litter – but they’re not all happening on Sunday; for example, the Bicentennial Park clean-up in Tamworth is on Wednesday, between 4.30pm-6pm.

Paul Ying, the Tamworth Tidy Towns Committee chairman, will be helping co-ordinate efforts at the Jewry St sporting fields.

“This has been a site the Tidy Towns Committee has been doing for the past two years,” Mr Ying said. 

The Jewry St crew will meet at 8am on Sunday in the car park near the sporting fields.

They’ll start near the Jewry St bridge and work their way down to Showground Rd.

Baiada national environment and sustainability manager Elaine Dickson said Baiada had been involved in Clean Up Australia Day for the past 10 years. At least six Baiada sites across the Tamworth council area are involved this year.

“We do it as a corporate-type sponsorship, getting our own people out into the street,” she said.

On Sunday, McDonald’s Tamworth South crew and volunteers will gather at the corner of Ringers Rd and the New England Highway, South Tamworth.

Residents are encouraged to come down to help his team.

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To find a site near you, visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au and click on “Volunteering at a site near you”, then type in the Tamworth postcode (2340) and a list of where you can participate will come up.

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