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Register for Clean up Australia Day to target Derwent litter

The Derwent Estuary Program (DEP) has set a target of more than 20 tonnes of rubbish to be collected from the Derwent foreshore as part of the 20th anniversary of Clean-up Australia Day (CUAD) in March.

The 2010 campaign is supported by the DEP’s partners in local and state government and industry, the Australian Government’s Caring for Our Country program and Veolia Environmental Services.

Last year 45 community groups, schools and businesses collected more than four tonnes of litter from the Derwent foreshore.

The DEP wants to involve 60 groups in the 2010 Derwent Clean-up Campaign to target a number of litter hotpots on the foreshore.

To register a group and site, go to the Clean Up Australia Day website http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/about/about-the-event/clean-up-australia-day

Business Clean-up Day is on Tuesday 2 March, Schools Clean-up Day is on Friday 5 March and Community Clean-up Day is on Sunday 7 March.

The EPA Division is surveying areas to target on Business Clean-Up Day and DPIPWE staff will be invited to join the litter hunt. Stay tuned for more information.

To nominate a litter hotspot along the Derwent foreshore, contact the DEP’s John Chrispijn on 6233 0477.