Clean Up Australia Day and its associated events are just around the corner.
The annual event falls this Sunday, March 4 while Schools Clean Up Day is this Friday, March 2 and Business Clean Up Day on Tuesday, February 27.
Over the past 27 years volunteers have donated more than 32 million hours at over 171 thousand locations across the country.
Collectively they have removed the equivalent of 344 thousand ute loads of rubbish.
Clean Up Australia Day is more important than ever, according to chairman and founder of Clean up Australia Ian Kiernan AO.
“What is clear is that our increased dependency on single use items is making Clean Up Australia Day even more relevant than it was when it started 27 years ago,” he said.
“So I urge you to get your friends, family, team mates and colleagues together and sign up for 2018 Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, March 4.”
To register your local clean up site and sign up as a volunteer go to: http://cleanupaustraliaday.org.au.