We would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers that came down to Steel Park, Marrickville in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, March 3 to participate in the 2013 Clean Up Australia Day Campaign! Despite a few wet days in the lead up to the event, the sun came on cue and helped make Auspro Rubbish Removal's first clean up day a great success.
We had a total of 36 volunteers, 25 adults and 11 children come down for two hours to clean up the park and the Cook's River banks. Thanks to their efforts, a total of 380kg of rubbish was removed from the local area, including tyres and old bikes, plastic bottles, aluminium cans and plastic bags - over 35 bags of rubbish collected were pulled out of river, saving our waterways.
We had 6 volunteers who came equipped with canoes and made their way up and down the Cook River pulling out all manner of rubbish, literally filling canoes with rubbish.
We got so swept away in the fever of the day that we forgot our cameras and did not do a very good job getting pictures of our volunteers in action, we did manage to get a few low quality images.
It proved a great family day out with everybody commenting on how nice it was to see all age groups participating, from children and parents enjoying family time, to senior citizens enjoying a morning activity together, all of which makes Clean up Australia Day a great community event.
Auspro rubbish removal sydney will be back again next year to build on the momentum of this event, until then it is important to remember that keeping our community tidy is about much more than taking action one day a year, at Auspro rubbish removal sydney, we aim to clean up a little bit everyday, and dispose of all waste respectfully and thoughtfully.
Australia wide there were an estimated 550,330 volunteers cleaning up at 7,341 sites. That's an estimated 16,150 tonnes of rubbish removed from the prized Australian environment. In the first week of March, thousands of children and adults came together for Clean Up Australia to help keep their local environment clean and healthy. Over the three Clean Up Days that were organised for businesses, schools and the community, more than 2 tonnes of litter was collected from streets, parks and school playgrounds in the Marrickville area.
Community Clean Up Day - 36 Volunteers and 380kg of Rubbish