Come along

There are a number of awareness days and weeks that aim to educate the community on reducing their waste and improving the environment. Here are just a few we support each year.  


3 March 2024 | National Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. What was started thirty years ago, by an "average Australian bloke" who had a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard has now become the nation's largest community-based environmental event. Rockhampton Regional Council supports this event by offering the first 20 community groups who register a clean-up site by Wednesday 21 February 2023 a $25 voucher to host your own celebratory BBQ, plus any extra equipment, free waste disposal vouchers, garbage truck kerbside collection and guest speaker - share our event flyer(PDF, 207KB)!

Head over to to register your site!


6 - 11 May 2024 | International Compost Awareness Week

International Compost Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of  compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. We can compost to help scrap carbon pollution by avoiding landfilling organic materials and helping to build healthier soils.

ICAW Australia is an initiative of the Centre for Organic Research & Education (CORE), a not-for-profit organisation conducting year round organic research, education and awareness activities.


July 2024 | Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?


11 - 16 November 2024 | National Recycling Week 

Planet Ark's National Recycling Week provides an important opportunity for councils, workplaces, schools and individuals to improve their recycling knowledge, build better recycling habits and build trust in recycling.

This established and highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change, by:

  • Promoting kerbside, industrial and community recycling initiatives
  • Giving people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school.