Industry heavyweights unite in an effort to clean up streets

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

A collaborative effort between industry organisations has seen cleaner roads in Port Hedland.

Pilbara Ports Authority, BHP Billiton and Veolia joined forces last week to target roadside rubbish in Port Hedland in support of the national Clean Up Australia Day campaign.

Thirty-five volunteers from the PPA, along with 20 volunteers from BHP Billiton and Veolia, collected about 400kg of litter along Gilbert and Wilson streets.

PPA sustainability co-ordinator Nicole Wylie said PPA undertook several clean-up events each year to minimise impacts to the environment in and around the port. “PPA is committed to working with the community and industry to help protect and maintain the environment in which it operates,” she said.

“This latest effort has resulted in a successful outcome with a truckload of rubbish collected.”

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BHP Billiton port operations production manager Clayton Hanrahan said BHP Billiton and Veolia were proud to support the clean-up efforts with the Port Authority.

The national Clean Up Australia Day campaign encourages communities, schools and businesses to help clean up Australia every day, with more than 331,000 tonnes of rubbish collected since its formation 26 years ago.

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