Byron Shire Gets Cleaned Up

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Volunteers, school students, community groups and Council staff picked up more than 950 kilograms of litter across the Shire on the first weekend in March as part of Clean-Up Australia Day.

Sarah Child, Council’s Resource Recovery Strategy and Engagement Officer, said that participants removed an outstanding amount of waste from clean-up events across this Shire.

“Council partnered with Positive Change for Marine Life to host a clean in Brunswick Heads this year. Together with volunteers we removed 80 kilograms of waste near Torakina and Brunswick Heads beach,” she said.

“At the other end of Brunswick Heads volunteers collected 750 kilograms of items and the Byron Bird Buddies removed an extra 120 kilograms of litter from along the Brunswick River!” she exclaimed.

“We were pleased to see over 16 clean-up events across the Shire this year. This included community, school, and business clean-up events.

“It was great to see so many people involved in not only the clean-up events, but also helping us with the audit process, where we sort through the waste,” she said.

The audit from the Council clean-up event uncovered:

  • 280 cigarette butts
  • 101 confectionary wrappers
  • 99 pieces of clothing
  • 967 plastic items
  • 70 takeaway packages.

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