MORE than 30 parks, businesses and schools in The Hills have been registered as designated sites for Clean Up Australia Day.
Volunteers include West Pennant Hills resident Tracey Hourd, a Clean Up Australia Day team captain with more than 10 years of service to the initiative.
“Through my involvement with the First Castle Hill Scout Group, we try and get as many young residents to participate in Clean Up Australia Day as possible,” Ms Hourd said.
“Instilling environmental awareness into children at a young age will teach them to act responsibility in our natural environment.”
Business Clean Up Day is Tuesday, February 26, followed by Schools Clean Up Day on Friday, March 1 and Community Clean Up Day on Sunday, March 3.
“Like many local government areas in Australia, we do have to fight the scourge of illegal waste dumping, and luckily we have so many dedicated volunteers who are happy to help,’’ Hills mayor Dr Michelle Byrne said.
Registered Clean Up sites:
■Annangrove Park — Currie Avenue, Annangrove;
■Carmen Drive Shops — Carmen Drive, Carlingford;
■Castle Glen Reserve — corner Ridgecrop Drive and Excalibur Avenue, Castle Hill;
■Castle Hill Lions Park — Gilbert Road and Gooraway Drive, Castle Hill;
■Eric Mobbs Reserve — Excelsior Avenue, Castle Hill;
■Fred Caterson Reserve — Gilbert Road, Castle Hill;
■Greenup Park Reserve — Cecil Avenue, Castle Hill;
■Glenorie Village — corner Old Northern Road and Post Office Road, Glenorie;
■Kellyville Lions Park — Park Ridge Circuit, Kellyville;
■Lodore Place — Lodore Place, Northmead;
■River Oak Circuit Park — River Oak Circuit, Kellyville;
■Sophia Doyle Reserve — corner Glanmire and Merindah Road section, Baulkham Hills;
■Timber Grove and Linksley Ave, Glenhaven;
■McDonalds Castle Hill surrounding areas — 3 Showground Road, Castle Hill;
■McDonalds Norwest Marketown surrounding areas — 4 Century Circuit, Baulkham Hills;
■McDonalds Norwest surrounding areas — 6 Celebration Drive, Bella Vista; and
■McDonalds Northmead surrounding areas — 225 Windsor Road, Northmead.
■Baulkham Hills High School;
■Beaumont Hills Public School;
■Castle Hill Public School;
■Crestwood Public School;
■Hillside Public School;
■James Ruse Agricultural High School;
■Jasper Road Public School;
■Kellyville Public School;
■Kenthurst Public School;
■Matthew Pearce After School;
■Maroota Public School;
■North Rocks Public School;
■North West Disability Services;
■Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School;
■Rouse Hill Public School;
■St Bernadette’s Primary;
■St Gabriel’s School; and
■St Madeleine’s Primary School.
For more details, visit cleanupaustraliaday.org.au.
Are you a regular Clean Up Australia Day volunteer? What’s the most unusual piece of rubbish you have found and where?