We need your help!
Whether you're near the beach, mountains, countryside or city park, it's likely there's a place near you that's in need of a clean-up.
A few tips to a successful clean-up
Before the clean-up:
A banded dotterel resting near the shore
- Check the tides if heading to the beach - low tide is much safer than high tide for picking up rubbish
- Pack water and snacks
- Pack hand washing supplies - soap, bucket, antibacterial lotion
- Take protective gloves
- Wear boots or closed-toed shoes
- Put sunscreen on - even on cloudy days
- Wear a hat
During the clean-up:
- Always stay in teams of two or more - with a friend, parent or guardian
- Use sacks or recyclable rubbish bags for rubbish
- Avoid sewage, needles and broken glass - show an adult these straight away
- Stay out of dunes and try not to disturb wildlife
After the clean-up:
- Try sorting the rubbish into recyclable waste and non-recyclable waste either as you go or after the collection
- Drop rubbish off at a recycling centre or take it home with you to go out with the household rubbish
- If you used sacks, wash them and hang them out to dry—you can use these again for the next clean-up!