Council staff roll up their sleeves for Clean Up Australia Day

Published on 27 February 2024

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Hume City Council staff hit the streets on Tuesday 27 February to help get the word out about Australia’s largest community-based environmental event, with Clean Up Australia Day on again this Sunday. 

Held every year on the first Sunday in March, Clean Up Australia Day has been running for more than three decades and has attracted more than 21 million environmentally conscious volunteers. 

At Council, we’re proud of the beautiful landscapes that our large community are surrounded by, and we encourage all residents to take our lead and strive for a better Hume by keeping our suburbs clean. 

Today’s efforts by Council staff to Keep Hume Clean are a curtain-raiser to the dozens of community-led clean ups that will be happening around Hume City on Sunday. 

Anyone wanting to be involved can find, join, register to host or provide a donation to a locally organised clean up at the Clean Up Australia Day website, giving everyone a chance to take pride in their area while meeting other locals and giving back to the community. 

To understand what Council is doing year-round to protect our streets from rubbish, and how you can do your part, stay up to date with our Keep Hume Clean campaign


Quotes attributable to Mayor Cr Naim Kurt: 

"Keeping Hume Clean is the responsibility of every member of our community.” 

“Every year, dumped rubbish costs our council and residents $4.7 million to remove, but this can change if every person does their bit to reduce waste and keep their neighborhood clean” 

“I encourage our residents to roll up their sleeves and participate in a Clean Up Australia Day event, together we can stop the harm litter is causing in Hume”