Residents encouraged to Keep Hume Clean

Published on 22 February 2023

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Locals are encouraged to join together and take action to help keep Hume clean this Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday 5 March 2023.

Hume is home to a wonderfully diverse and fast growing population, where all residents should be proud to call Hume home.

With several clean up events happening across Hume, everyone is welcome to join a clean up in their local area or host their own clean up. The clean ups are a great opportunity for residents to help keep their local areas clean, meet other locals and give back to their community.

Following the various clean up events happening across Hume, attendees are invited to the Town Hall Broadmeadows from 11.30am for a free BBQ lunch, to acknowledge their support in keeping their neighbourhoods clean.

The Mayor of Hume City, Cr Joseph Haweil will take the opportunity to share Council’s new plans for waste management in Hume to build a stronger sense of pride in the community.

In the last year, Council has spent $4.3 million removing illegally dumped rubbish from the community. Council’s plans for waste management will continue to focus on illegal dumping with further resources committed to community education.

Council’s waste mascot will also be launched and the winner of the mascot naming competition will be announced. A $250 gift card is available to the person who submits the winning name.

All schools in Hume are invited to get involved and suggest a mascot name as well! If the winning entry comes from a school, Repurpose It will generously donate $1000 worth of high-quality landscaping products made from 100% recycled materials.

Find out more about Clean Up Australia Day 2023 events in Hume

Quotes attributable to Mayor Cr Joseph Haweil:

“Clean Up Australia Day is a great opportunity for our communities to work together to keep Hume clean.”

“I encourage all Hume residents to get involved in a local clean up event, it’s a fun and simple way to make a big difference in our community and I would love to see everyone in Hume get involved.”