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The 2066 Litter Challenge

 

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Council invites all residents to take part in the 2066 Litter Challenge. Building on the success of last years event, where over 11,000 pieces of rubbish were collected, the 2066 Litter Challenge is back. Are you up for the challenge?

Join the 2066 Litter Challenge in September to be in the running for prizes.

How do I get started?

Pick up litter in September then log how many items you picked up and where. Lane Cove gift vouchers, to the value of $100*, will be awarded for:

  • The most items picked up by an individual
  • The most items picked up by a group or family
  • The most unusual item found

*The winners will be announced in October.  Maximum of one prize per residential address. Maximum prize pool of $300. Open to Lane Cove LGA residents only.

Please make sure to observe the current recommendations of NSW Health including social distancing and staying at home if you are feeling unwell.

We would love to share any 'before and after' images of the area you cleaned, or images of the litter collected, to inspire others to make a difference too. Please post  before and afters on Instagram with #2066LitterChallenge and tag @lanecovecouncil_

There are also the following fun events to help us remove as many pieces of litter from the environment as possible.

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Land Clean Up – Blackman Park

Already a stunning location, we aim to make Blackman Park completely litter free for everyone to enjoy.

Bring the whole family to this community clean up. All ages are welcomed.

When: Wednesday 9 September, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Blackman Park – meet at the lower grass field

To ensure this is a COVID safe activity, numbers are strictly limited. We will also be physically distancing on site and hand sanitiser will be provided.  Please do not attend on the day if you are feeling unwell or have any cold/flu symptoms.

Council will provide hand sanitiser, gloves and a litter picker. These are cleaned after each use - only share amongst household groups.

BYO water and snacks

Register to be part of this community event.

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Land Clean Up - Tambourine Bay

Join us as part of the 2066 Litter Challenge and help to collect litter around Tambourine Bay and Warraroon Reserve. This event will see us clean-up creeks, wetlands, mangroves and bushland, all while enjoying a beautiful bushwalk!

When: Saturday 12 September, 9:00am – 11:00am

Where: Tambourine Bay Park. The event will commence at Tambourine Bay Park and progress around the foreshore into Warraroon Reserve before returning to our starting location.

To ensure this is a COVID safe activity, numbers are strictly limited. We will also be physically distancing on site and hand sanitiser will be provided. Please do not attend on the day if you are feeling unwell or have any cold/flu symptoms.

Council will provide hand sanitiser, gloves and litter picker. These are cleaned after each use - only share amongst household groups.

BYO water and snacks

Register to be part of this community event.

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Harbour Care Kayak Clean UpWoodford Bay

Join us for a morning kayaking around Woodford Bay whilst we collect marine litter as part of the 2066 Litter Challenge.

Date: Saturday 26 September, 9.30am – 12:30pm

Where: The kayak trip will take place in Woodford Bay, Longueville. Meeting location to be provided after booking

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, tickets are only available for pairs from the same household, as they will be sharing a double kayak.

Double kayaks supplied, medium level fitness required, no kayaking experience needed. Minimum age 11 years old. Under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Bags, gloves and litter pickers provided.

BYO water and snack.

Register to be part of this community event.

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Harbour Care Kayak Clean UpLane Cove West

Join us for an afternoon kayaking along the Lane Cove River whilst we collect marine litter as part of the 2066 Litter Challenge.

When: Wednesday 30 September, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Where: The kayak trip will take place along the Lane Cove River, departing from Lane Cove West. Meeting location to be provided after booking

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, tickets are only available for pairs from the same household, as they will be sharing a double kayak.

Double kayaks supplied, medium level fitness required, no kayaking experience needed. Minimum age 11 years old. Under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Bags, gloves and litter pickers provided.

BYO water and snack.

Register to be part of this community event.

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Why remove litter?

Litter is an eyesore and removing it keeps our neighbourhood beautiful. Litter can negatively impact your sense of community and make people feel less safe. By picking it up, you're showing pride for your community and beautifying the area. Also, removing litter helps to protect wildlife. Animals can confuse litter for food or nesting materials. If litter gets into waterways, chances are it will harm aquatic ecosystems as well. Picking up litter helps prevent wildlife from chancing upon it. Finally, picking up litter creates a 'new normal'. What you'll notice is, as you are picking up litter you will inspire other people to pick up litter too.

So c'mon, join the 2066 Litter Challenge this September and make a difference to our environment.

Things to remember:

When you are picking up litter consider taking these items with you:

  • A mobile phone in case of an emergency.
  • A pair of tongs and heavy-duty gloves to remove sharp objects*.
  • Buckets, extra gloves and rakes.
  • Drinking water and refreshments.
  • Sunscreen and a hat.
  • Wear enclosed shoes.

Dispose of the litter you collect in the nearest bin.

Please ensure you take adequate precautions to ensure your own safety and the safety of those around you.

*Do not handle syringes. If you see a syringe or items which are unsafe to remove please inform Council.

If you require bags, gloves, litter pickers or buckets please contact Councils Sustainability Coordinator.