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Whyalla takes the pledge to clean up

City of Whyalla Council is calling on community members to take action and lend a hand to spruce up the region this Clean Up Australia Day.

Council will host a registration hub at Civic Park this Sunday, March 3, 2024, from 10 am to 1 pm, making participation simple for as many locals as possible to join in enhancing the appearance of the booming big country town. Those wanting to help out are encouraged to head down with their gloves, wearing enclosed shoes, pick up their rubbish bag and tell the registration team the area they have chosen to clean up.

Mayor Stone emphasised the importance of Whyalla residents rising to the occasion, stating, “Our outdoor staff work tirelessly to keep our city looking good, but this is also a community issue, so participation in this event is pivotal. Let’s all work together to make a difference.”

Upon completion of the cleanup, registered participants are requested to return to Civic Park to dispose of their rubbish in the provided skip bins and enjoy a complimentary sausage sizzle and beverages.

But that’s not all Whyalla City Council is doing to invest in the local environment. Residents have also been invited to “Take the Pledge” – a program in partnership with KESAB Environmental Solutions to encourage sustainable behaviour change, focusing on household waste and recycling.

By Taking the Pledge each household agrees to responsibly dispose of food waste and other organic material in their green bin and recyclables in their yellow bin. And to make a simple task even easier – they’ll be provided with bin stickers to show they’ve taken the pledge, a kitchen caddy for food scraps and a roll of compostable bags. They’ll also go in the draw for monthly vouchers to spend at local businesses.

Council adopted the program after bin inspections found large amounts of waste in red lidded household waste bins, which could have been recycled or composted.

For residents who yet taken the pledge, registrations and kitchen caddies will be available at Civic Park this Sunday.

For anyone else wanting to CleanUp this weekend, check out the Clean Up Australia Day website to find a registered organisation near you. Click here to take a look.

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