Get ready to join a Clean Up Australia Day event on Redlands Coast


Redland City Council is encouraging the community to get involved in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 6 March.

Mayor Karen Williams said local residents could join an existing Clean Up group or create their own.

“Getting involved will benefit the naturally wonderful Redlands Coast by creating a cleaner environment and protecting our waterways for everyone to enjoy,” Cr Williams said.

“Council is pleased to support Redlands Coast Clean Up participants by providing skip bins or kerbside wheelie bins for waste and recyclable materials collected on the day.

“If you’re planning to join a group, or start your own, now is the time to get ready and request your bin.”

Event organisers can advise if they want bins when they register or can contact Council on 3829 8999 or by emailing rcc@redland.qld.gov.au, however bin requests must be placed by Monday 21 February.

“Council has a network of about 740 Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices across Redlands Coast which prevent more than 200 cubic metres of waste ending up in Moreton Bay, on average, every year,” Cr Williams said.

“Initiatives such as Clean Up Australia Day provide an opportunity for our community to step up and join us in cleaning up our beautiful Redlands Coast.”

All event participants can also drop off their bags of waste for free at any of Council’s Recycling and Waste Centres.

Cr Williams urged all volunteers to follow COVID-safe guidelines as outlined by event organisers and Queensland Health.

“Council also wants to ensure the safety of everyone and encourages participants not to hold clean-ups on the roadside or in other hazardous locations,” she said.

More than 18 Redlands Coast Clean Up events have already been registered, including at the following locations:

  • Scribbly Gums Conservation Area, Cleveland
  • Sel Outridge Park and Torquay Road, Redland Bay
  • Jetty, Coochiemudlo Island
  • Cascade Gardens and Ern Dowling Parklands, Victoria Point
  • Point Lookout and the eastern beach areas, North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah)
  • Wellington Point Recreation Reserve, Wellington Point
  • Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club, Thorneside.

A full list can be found on the Clean Up Australia Day website.

The Clean Up Australia Day campaign also includes a Business Clean Up Day on Tuesday 1 March, a School Clean Up Day on Friday 4 March and a Youth Event on either 4 or 6 March.

To join an existing event or to register your own, visit cleanup.org.au