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Remote and Indigenous Communities Clean Up Program

 

Overview

The Remote and Indigenous Communities Clean Up Program supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to address litter concerns in their communities.

The program flowed on from the introduction of the Clean up book initiative (see resource section) in 2007, which assisted 50 remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The program provided support to many communities across Australia, including:

This program involved a collaboration between the Australian Food and Grocery Council and Keep Australia Beautiful NT. This initiative has seen the introduction of new recycling systems to many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities who have never had a recycling service before.

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Contacts

Australian Food and Grocery Council
Level 2, Salvation Army Building
2-4 Brisbane Ave
Barton ACT 2600
Locked Bag 1
Kingston ACT 2604
Ph: (02) 6273 1466
Fax: (02) 6273 1477

Related publications

Keep Australia Beautiful Council (NT) (2016)

The 'clean up' book: for a happier, healthier, cleaner future.

Darwin: Keep Australia Beautiful Council (NT)

This resource provides practical, low cost and easy to apply information on preventing and reducing litter in Indigenous communities. The clean up book provides the tools for regional shire councils, remote community managers, community development associations and community waste managers to support Indigenous communitiesin this process. The nine step program outlined in the booklet encourages communities to take responsibility for, and participate in attending to the concerns with litter and recycling.

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Last updated: 20 April 2017
 
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