The Great Northern Clean Up takes place at a time of year which is more suitable for those of you living in the tropical North. The event is also timed to occur just before the wet season and after the tourist season to help prevent rubbish being swept into our creeks, rivers, lakes and ravines.
Since the campaign started in 2009 a total of 26,398 volunteers have removed around 1,583.7 tonnes of rubbish from 717 sites north of the Tropic of Capricorn.
In 2015, 2,530 volunteers removed an estimated 196 tonnes of rubbish from 81 registered sites across northern Western Australia, the Northern Territory and far northern Queensland.
In 2016 Councils across Northern Australia are nominating dates and how they can support their community:
| Council Area||Dates ||Council supported Sites|| Council assistance to find Sites|| Community Sites Welcome|| Rubbish removed|
|Cairns Regional Council||24-25 Sept||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Shire of Exmouth|| 1-2 Oct||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Shire of Derby/West Kimberley|
|Yes||No||No|| Yes community|
|Cassowary Coast Regional Council||September||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
| Litchfield Council||September||TBA||Yes||Yes|
Free Waste Transfer Station
| Shire of Carnarvon||18 Sept||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
| Gladstone Regional Council|| 3-4 Sept||Yes||Yes||Yes|| No |
Check what happened in your state last year:
Need information? Our GNCU Resources Center is the best place to start
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