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Clean team: Clean Up Australia Day will be held on March 7.
Clean team: Clean Up Australia Day will be held on March 7.

The annual call out has been made for Hawkesbury residents to roll up their sleeves and help clean up the area.

Clean Up Australia Day will be held on Sunday, March 7, and as always requires the community to take part for it to be a success.

Over the past four years, Hawkesbury residents have removed more than 30,000kg of litter from sites around the region during Clean Up Australia Day events.

As is the case with many activities, this year's Clean Up will be a little different, with Clean Up Australia Ltd introducing COVID-safe clean-up kits that include gloves, bags and hand sanitiser.

These kits will be provided to each volunteer who registers to take part, to ensure no materials are shared.

Site supervisors will have a QR code form so that volunteers can scan to sign-in to the site on the days to help with contact tracing. Volunteers will also be split into groups of 10 and be called to take heed of social distancing protocols.

There are already 27 clean up sites registered in the Hawkesbury - 15 community sites, 11 school and youth sites and one business site.

Businesses will lead the way this year, with the official Business Clean Up Day scheduled for Tuesday, March 2.

For more information about sites and to register your attendance visit www.cleanup.org.au