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. 
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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.


Together we’ve kept more than 1 Million kgs of recyclable materials out of landfill since Community Recycling Centres opened across the Mid North Coast in 2015.
www.cleanout.com.au for your nearest CRC
You can drop off items for FREE:
🔋 Batteries and car batteries
🔥 Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers
🛢️ Cooking oils and motor oils
💡 Fluro globes and tubes
♨️ Gas bottles
Keep up the great work Mid North Coast!

MidCoast Council Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Kempsey Shire Council Nambucca Valley Councill Coffs Harbour City Council Coffs Coast Waste Services
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🍏🥧 SIMPLE APPLE SLICE. Make the most of in-season apples with this easy-as-pie recipe! Get your Free Autumn Season Guide at www.midwaste.org.au/food-smart

2 cups SR flour
1 cup sugar
3 apples peeled, cored, diced 1cm
125g butter
1 egg

Preheat over to 180. Grease slice tin. Toss apples in flour and sugar in bowl. Melt butter in small pan, cool slightly. Stir in egg. Pour butter and egg into apple mixture and mis until combined. Press into tin. Bake for 35-40mins.


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🍎🌱🌻LAST CHANCE - SCRAPS TO SOIL! Learn how to compost in your own home and turn your kitchen and garden scraps into amazing food for your garden and soil.

4 April - 1-3pm - Tuncurry Community Garden,
Midge Orchard Road.
$20 - includes workshop and a compost bin or worm farm

Bookings essential by Sunday 22 March
More info - www.midwaste.org.au/composting
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MidWaste is Proudly supported by these regional councils

This project is a NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy