Arterial Roads (including Highways) and Freeways cannot be registered for Clean Ups due to health and safety reasons.
Roadside Clean Ups are only allowed along municipal roads that have a speed limit that is 40 km/hour or less. This is to reflect a recommended safe speed limit in local traffic zones. This includes suburban streets with a kerb.
"40 km/h zones
The 40 km/h urban limit is part of a nationwide strategy to improve safety in high pedestrian traffic areas, such as busy CBD zones and small suburban shopping strips. The 40 km/h limits are also marked on signs to show local traffic zones and road work zones."
If you wish to Clean Up a roadside, there are additional safety requirements that you will need to comply with:
- Children (15 and under) are not permitted to participate in any roadside activity.
- You will need to demonstrate a 3 metre exclusion zone between volunteers and vehicles. This means that you cannot clean up closer than 3 metres to the kerb or edge of the bitumen, whichever is relevant. For dirt roads this would be 3 metres from the drainage gully. A larger exclusion zone may be required by your council.
- Additional signage to denote location and distance of activity (i.e. Clean Up Day site - next 2kms) may be required.
- A temporary reduction of speed limit surrounding any activity may be necessary to ensure the safety of volunteers. Check with your council.
- Use of highly visible safety vests for all volunteers.
- Time limitations of activity may be required to avoid peak traffic times.
- Clean Up Australia requires that you contact your local council to confirm any specific safety regulations or requirements that may be needed before you conduct your Clean Up activity.
- In the event the council does not approve this activity, you must advise Clean Up Australia so that we can remove or change your location as the activity will not be allowed to proceed.
Remember to check the TERMS AND CONDITIONS for participating in a Clean Up.