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 includes suburban streets with a kerb.
If you wish to Clean Up a road that complies with this requirement, 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 3metres to the kerb or edge of the bitumen, whichever is relevant. For dirt roads this would be 3 metres from the drainage gully.
- Additional signage to denote location and distance of activity (i.e. Clean Up Day site - next 2kms) may be required for roads with no kerb.
- 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 advises 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.