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Clean Up Australia Day 2014

Thanks to everyone who took part in our Clean Up Australia day in March 2014.

It was a new record for people and rubbish – 66 people took part and we collected over 24 bags of recycling and 32 bags of rubbish!

Not to mention 1 fax machine, 2 shopping trolleys, 1 car battery, 4 tyres, 2 gas bottles, containers of engine oil, and mounds of fencing wire from the Helena River.

A special thanks to Lindsay Baxter and the Guildford Association for co-hosting again. And thanks to Ian and Caroline for leading the South Guildford team along West Parade, which yielded the majority of new bulky items.

As always, thanks to the Guildford Primary school community and students for taking part and the Guildford Bakery for making delicious post clean up scones 🙂

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Guildford Clean Up Day 2013 Success

A great team effort

A great team effort

Over 50 people took part in the Guildford Clean Up Australia Day hosted by Transition Town Guildford and the Guildford Association Inc.

Guildford Primary School students and local residents picked up litter and recyclable material around the school, Kings Meadows, the Helena and Swan River floodplains and local streets. The participants enjoyed a well-deserved morning tea at the conclusion of the event.

Guildford Primary School students celebrate the result

Guildford Primary School students celebrate the result

It was an even bigger result than last year, with over 28 chaff bags of rubbish and 20 bags of recycling collected, as well as odd items like an ironing board, fire extinguisher, TV, four tyres and five paint cans.

The final haul

The final haul

It was promising to see that there were less bulk items compared to previous years, so we’re having an impact. But there was still way too much recyclable material, like cans and bottles. Ralph even found some steel cans and coke bottles that must be over 30 years old! So there’s still a legacy of material to collect.

The organisers thank the Guildford Primary School and participating students for taking part, and invite people to join our community groups to find out about future clean ups and events (TTG email list and www.guildford.asn.au).

Thanks also to the City of Swan Waste and recycling team for collecting the material.

Rod, Barb and Ralph survey the result

Rod, Barb and Ralph survey the result

Clean Up article in the Echo

Clean Up article in the Echo

Clean Up Australia Day – 2013

Building on the success of previous years, Transition Town Guildford and the Guildford Association will be hosting a Clean Up Australia day site around the Guildford Primary school (125 Helena street).

Come join us to clean up and hang around for morning tea. Children welcome, but must be supervised by parents.

When: Sunday 3rd March

Time: 8:30-10:30 am

Bring: Bring gloves, water, hat, enclosed shoes and a friend!

Sign up on the CUAD website or see you on the day.

E-Waste and Recyclable Goods Days

The East Metropolitan Regional Council are running computer and television recycling days across the member councils (Bayswater, Belmont, Bassendean Kalamunda, Mundaring, Swan).

Bring your e-waste along this weekend (23 and 24 February) to one of the Tech Collect locations to have it recycled for free. All computer equipment and accessories, cables, printers, scanners and TVs accepted.

City of Swan Location – Jack Williamson Oval, Eveline Road, Middle Swan.
When: 9 am to 4 pm all weekend. More info here, all locations here.

And on the 9th of March the City of Swan are having another Recyclable goods drop off day. See the Upcoming Events page for details.

Clean Up day poster