Clean Up Australia’s Business Clean Up Day is being held on Tuesday 26 February and Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) is supporting the initiative and encouraging the Shire’s businesses, be they on the main street of town, in the industrial estates or a rural location to take a few moments to consider the benefits of supporting this initiative.
“During this event we’re requesting businesses to consider the little things they can do, simple things like being aware of the build-up of litter in their immediate vicinity and the benefits to the whole community of maintaining and cleaning up the frontages of their sites to help improve amenity and the attractiveness of our towns to the tourist trade we are endeavouring to attract as a way of stimulating the local economy.
“By participating in a Business Clean Up, you can do your bit to promote a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. It's also an excellent way to be seen as a community leader as well as engaging with your staff, customers and your community,” said LPSC’s Manager Regulatory and Property Services, Steve Ryder.
“Businesses are encouraged to get on board the Clean Up Australia Business Campaign. Go to https://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/ for more details of how you can play your part. Additionally, Council would like you to register your interest with us by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading Attn – Clean Up Australia Playing Our Part, so we can highlight your commitment to the wider community and keep you informed as the project is rolled out,” he said.
“Business Clean Up Day is a good way to draw attention to the need for all of us to consider our obligations to our families, our community, future generations and the environment. When we also consider the ever increasing cost of waste management, plus other economic factors, it is obvious that caring about our environment and how we protect it is something we all need to play a part in all year round.
“In recent years, State and Federal Government have imposed many additional environmental requirements. It is expected that these will be further tightened to address the problems the nation as whole faces in dealing with waste management and these will add to the costs that local government and ratepayers face in meeting them. The Shire’s waste generation is projected to grow from 5,751 tonnes per annum in financial year 2017 to 9,427 tonnes by 2027. These figures highlight the need for the whole community to be more aware of the need to improve recycling rates to prevent unnecessary items ending up in landfill,” he continued.
“LPSC is currently implementing a Waste Management Strategy designed to better manage our waste streams, focusing on the key areas of resource recovery, and advanced waste treatment and management methods, aimed at having our Shire ready to meet these challenges and their financial implications. We will continue to inform the community on this issue to ensure everyone is aware of the part they need to play to ensure successful outcomes.
“We do request that when anyone involves themselves in clean-up efforts they are always mindful of safety first, particularly ensuring they don’t put themselves or others at risk with special attention to road and footpath safety. If you need advice you can call me on 6746 1755 during business hours,” Steve said.
“These initiatives all revolve around caring for our environment, both now and for our kids and grandkids into the future. All of us have a role to play. A small effort by many can help us achieve the outcomes the wider community rightly demand,” Steve concluded.