Step up to clean up on 7 March!

Published on 18 February 2021

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Clean Up Australia Day is fast approaching, and Rockhampton Regional Council is encouraging groups across the Region to host a site and help keep our community beautiful.

Waste and Waste to Resource Implementation Councillor Shane Latcham said this is a great initiative that Council continues to support.

“We are fortunate enough to live in a truly beautiful part of the world, and this is a wonderful opportunity to really pitch in as a community and help keep it that way,” said Cr Latcham.

“Council is proud to be supporting groups in our Region to host a site in a number of ways.

“The first twenty groups to register a clean-up site before Monday 1 March will receive a $25 Coles voucher to celebrate their efforts and host their own BBQ on the day.

“They’ll also receive a free landfill disposal voucher, and - for a little extra help on the day plus a fun photo opportunity - you can book in a visit with Council’s waste collection truck and Recycling Hero!

“If you’re not sure where to host a site or have any questions, just get in touch with our waste and recycling team here at Council and we can help you out.

“In past years our Region has really stepped up to the challenge on Clean Up Australia Day, and we’re looking forward to another great turnout this year.”

Clean Up Australia Chairman, Pip Kiernan, says now is the time to step up to clean up and to help protect and conserve the local environment.

“This year has seen disruption to our lives, not least of all to our local environments which have been impacted by increased uptake of single-use, disposable items,” said Ms Kiernan.

“It’s never been more important to get involved and make a real difference.”

Fitzroy Basin Association (FBA) is one of a number of organisations already registered to host a Clean Up Australian Day site. Their event is in the Rockhampton CBD on 7 March.

FBA’s Community Participation Officer Bethlea Bell encourages locals to come along to lend a helping hand.

“This is a rewarding way to improve the cleanliness of our streets and enhance the health of the Fitzroy River – our local gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” said Bethlea.

Head over to to register your site. Council will be in touch with the first 20 groups registered before Monday 1 March to arrange BBQ vouchers and site visit. For any questions get in touch with Rockhampton Region Waste and Recycling by emailing