Help clean up Hedland on long weekend

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Care For Hedland’s Clean Up team members are back for another year and are encouraging locals to take part in the annual Clean Up Australia Day events coming up.

The long-running initiative aims to involve friends and family of the environmental association in looking after their home town and the local environment.

While the national Clean Up Australia Day event is held on March 4 across Australia, local environmental enthusiasts will be able to take part in clean-up activities across this entire long weekend. This Saturday morning clean up activities will be held along the Port-South road opposite the Port Hedland Boulevard Shopping Centre and on Sunday clean ups will take place at Cemetery Beach, Pretty Pool beach and Scadden Road.

The clean-ups will start at 7am and finish at 8.30am. Volunteers are advised to wear protective clothing, sun protection and bring water bottles. Everything else will be provided.

Residents are also encouraged to take part in the environmental association’s monthly recycle day, coming up next weekend.

On the second Saturday of every month, Care For Hedland has recycling skip bins at the South Hedland Shopping Centre and Port Hedland Turf Club.

Accepted materials include plastic bottles and jars, glass bottles and jars, paper and cardboard and aluminium drink cans.

Association co-ordinator Jo Smith said until Hedland received kerbside recycling services the association would continue the recycle days.

For more information on clean-up activities and recycling days, send email to coordinator @careforhedland.org.au, or call Ms Smith on 0488 907 260.

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