Clean-up makes a world of difference

JUST two hours of your day and you can make the world of difference to your environment.

The annual Clean up Australia Day will be held this Sunday and Kinross Wolaroi School students are ready to get their hands dirty for a good cause.

Robbie Blatch, Eleanor Buckley, Felicity Weal and Max Peterson are among the 48 boarding students who will roll up their sleeves to help out.

“You’re doing your bit for the community,” Max said.

“I’m from Parkes and sometimes I do it when I’m at home.”

“It’s only a couple of hours to help keep the environment clean,” Eleanor said.

“It’s not that bad if everyone pitches in.”

Kinross director of boarding Alistair Miller said students would clean up at Lake Canobolas and the Pinnacle on Sunday.

“We make it co-ed and they’re hanging out with their friends,” he said.

Orange Tidy Towns co-ordinator Roger Smith welcomed the public to take part in any of Orange City Council’s registered clean-up sites around the city on Sunday.

“We all live in the environment and it would be really good if we could all help to take care of it,” he said.

“It’s simple to do, just turn up on the day and pick up a few papers and help out.”

Participants are asked to wear a hat, sunscreen and sturdy shoes, and bring their own gloves if they have any.

There were 112 participants for last year’s Clean up Australia Day in Orange who collected 70 bags of rubbish, eight shopping trolleys, one pram and three bikes/scooters.

The clean up commences at 10am and will finish around noon.

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