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Counting our Litter

By March 4, 2021July 9th, 2021No Comments

Every day too much litter finds its way into our precious parks and waterways.

As part of Jobs Victoria’s Working for Victoria initiative, Merri-bek City Council employee Katherine Sampson recently took part in a six month research project to find out where we’re seeing most litter occur.

Working under the expert guidance of the Merri Creek Management Committee, Katherine and the Litter Data team conducted audits in several key locations, including Sydney Road and the Merri, Moonee Ponds and Westbreen Creeks.

The group assessed which sites had most litter, what type of litter it was, and what we can do to reduce it.

All findings have now been passed onto Council to work out where we can best put our efforts as a community to foster clean streets and neighbourhoods throughout Moreland.

Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday March 7

In the meantime, this Sunday March 7, volunteers across more than 15 sites within Merri-bek will be coming together to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment for Clean Up Australia Day. Sites include Jones Park in Brunswick East, Peppercorn Estate in Pascoe Vale South, Gowanbrae and Westbreen Creek.

Visit the website to join Australia’s largest community-based environmental event and find a site near you.

Other Resources

This Sunday: Clean Up Australia Day!
How to organise a community litter collection in Merri-bek City Council