Gordon gets a clean up

Published on 7 March 2018

Ku-ring-gai Council is working with local businesses and the public to reduce litter in Gordon town centre. 

Local businesses are partnering with the Council to promote the ‘Litter Free Gordon’ campaign to help improve tidiness in Gordon’s main shopping area.

The Litter Free Ku-ring-gai program aims to improve the appearance and cleanliness of town centres by introducing new rubbish bins and encouraging the public to take pride in the local area. 

The program involves upgrading street furniture such as bins, removing graffiti, cleaning hard surfaces and working with local shop keepers to foster a sense of civic pride. The program is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycling More initiative funded by Ku-ring-gai’s waste levy.

Since 2014, Council’s litter improvement program for the five town centres of Wahroonga, Turramurra, St Ives, Lindfield and Roseville has seen a 90% reduction in litter counts to 2017. 

Gordon is a recent addition to the program, with new litter bins installed last month. 

“The responsibility for keeping local shopping centres clean and tidy rests with all of us. Litter Free Kur-ring-gai is helping connect residents, businesses and Council in a combined effort,” Mayor Jennifer Anderson said.

The campaign to tidy up the Gordon area will also include rolling out the EPA’s reinvigorated anti-littering campaign in March.  

 

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au