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The 2066 Litter Challenge

The Litter Challenge will return in July 2023.

Council invites all residents to support Plastic Free July and take part in the 2066 Litter Challenge. Are you up for the challenge?

Join the 2066 Litter Challenge this July 2023 to be in the running for prizes. 

How do I get started? 

Pick up litter from 1 - 31 July 2023 then log how many items you collected. 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 August. 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 litter collected to inspire others to make a difference too. Please post before and after photos on Instagram with #2066LitterChallenge and tag @lanecovecouncil or email your photos to


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 July 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.
  • Hand sanitiser

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 Council's Sustainability Coordinator.