pile of rubbish in Sydney Olympic Park

Take your rubbish home

What can you do in the Park?

  • Leave nothing behind. Don’t forget to take small, easy to miss items such as lolly wrappers and sticks, balloon strings, cutlery and straws.
  • Put all rubbish in the bin, not next to it. If the bin is full, please find another bin.
  • Check your seating area before you leave to make sure you take everything with you, or put it in a bin. 
  • If you see litter in the environment or about to enter the waterways, inform a Park Ranger.
  • Wildlife can become trapped or entangled in litter. If you see any wildlife in distress, inform a Park Ranger.

How can you do it at home?

  • Sort your rubbish into correct bins and make sure the lids are closed at night. This will keep the rubbish in, and everything else out.
  • There is no need to put your recyclables in a plastic bag. Just toss them straight into the yellow bin.
  • Volunteer with a community clean-up group or a environmental organisation to help clean up your local area.
  • Look at alternatives to landfill - contact the council about a compost bin or worm farm.

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