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About picitup

Each year, over 25,000 tonnes of litter is tossed in NSW. We know our community are great “litter pickers”, so we want to provide resources to help individuals and groups continue to do this great work to keep our beautiful region clean.

The picitup program is designed to encourage and support individuals and community groups who do litter clean-ups. Here’s how it works:

      1. Sign-up at participating Councils (or sign-up online here) and collect your Litter Kit
      2. Collect litter using the Litter Kit on your daily walks, on weekend family outings, at organised group clean-up days, or any other time
      3. Use the following data options and resources to make your clean-up data contribute to better solutions for the future.
Picitup Social Media Campaign Image of young child picking up rubbish out in the community

PICITUP KITS NOW AVAILABLE

make your litter data count

We encourage you to collect data about your litter clean-up and enter it into the Australian Marine Debris Database. This helps build a standardised national database on marine debris with an open access policy for educational and research purposes. Since 2004 more than 13 million pieces of data have been entered into the Australian Marine Debris Database! Visit www.tangaroablue.org where you can:

    1. Find data sheets and ‘how to’ videos in the resources section
    2. Download the AMDI Data Collection App


For those who register as supervisors for clean-up sites for Clean Up Australia Day, we also encourage you to complete the data form supplied by Clean Up Australia so your efforts are counted towards the significant accomplishments of that day.

design solutions to your local litter problem

The NSW EPAs ‘Local litter check’ is a free kit for people in the community, and for councils and other land managers. The kit helps you understand and design solutions for your local litter problem. Community groups may also be able to access Community Litter Grants to cover the costs of data collection and litter prevention projects. Search online for ‘NSW Local Litter Check’ for all the resources and tools

what else can you do?

This project is an NSW Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.

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🔋 LIVE IN OR AROUND MACKSVILLE? Want to win a rechargeable battery pack? Come and see us at Macksville Shopping Centre on Friday 27 May from 1pm to 4pm. Come and chat with us about the right place for household problem wastes and complete a short survey for a chance to win! Learn how to make the most of your free Community Recycling Centre and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.Nambucca Valley Council ... Close Post
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🔋 LIVE IN OR AROUND WAUCHOPE? Want to win a rechargeable battery pack? Come and see us at The Wauchope Library on Tuesday 24 May from 1pm to 4pm. Come and chat with us about the right place for household problem wastes and complete a short survey for a chance to win! Learn how to make the most of your free Community Recycling Centre and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Port Macquarie Hastings Council ... Close Post
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This program is supported by the NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.
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