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Clean Up Australia Day

Staff and clients from the SSI Humanitarian Settlement Services team in Fairfield are going to “do the right thing, put it in the bin” this Tuesday.

The group will volunteer its time to take part in the annual Clean Up Australia event, which aims to “keep Australia beautiful”.

Acting Team Leader Nedhal Amir said staff and clients would spend time after midday on Sunday, cleaning Smart Street in Fairfield. 

“It is the main street in Fairfield, with shopping centres, organisations, the police station and Fairfield train station, so there is much rubbish lying around,” Nedhal said.

“Clean Up Australia Day is a good event for us all to remember that being clean and tidy is good for our health and the environment.

“And because most of the people who we work with are new arrivals, it’s good for them to see us taking care of our community

More than 550,000 people took part in Clean Up Australia Day last year, with 16,150 tonnes of rubbish collected from more than 7,300 sites around the country.

For more information and to find out where and how people can participate in their local communities visit: www.cleanup.org.au.

*The original news post said that this event would be held on Sunday, March 2, but it was postponed due to kits from Clean Up Australia arriving late.

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