The harmful effects of human litter and waste on wildlife in the marine and estuarine environments are recognised as a Key Threatening Process to biodiversity under Federal and State legislation. The ingestion of or entanglement in debris such as plastic litter can cause injury and a slow and painful death for wildlife.
The Authority’s pollution control measures prevented approximately to 82 tonnes of waste from entering the Park’s waterways during 2017-18:
If you are determined to prevent litter from entering the Park’s Waterways and causing harm to wildlife, you can sign up to volunteer your time and join community Clean-Up groups to pick up litter at the Park.
To combat litter at Badu Mangroves, sign up for Clean Up Program session and assist Park Rangers in collecting litter.
To combat litter at Haslam’s Creek Flats, join War on Waste- Newington and Wentworth Point community group alongside the Authority to pick up litter.
The Authority collected a staggering 437 tonnes of general waste from the public domain and 448 tonnes of comingled waste was collected from sport venues (59% was recovered for recycling).
As a resident of Sydney Olympic Park you can help to reduce the amount of rubbish created each day through simple actions:
For re-usable products check out the ranges available at online stores such as: Flora and Fauna, Onya Life or Biome.
Parramatta Council collects and disposes all residential waste from Sydney Olympic Park. If you have any queries or concerns please contact your body corporate or Parramatta Council on 1300 617 058.
As a resident of Sydney Olympic Park you could choose to reduce the amount of rubbish created each day at home through simple actions:
Recycling all of your soft plastics or scrunchable plastics via REDCYCLE, as these plastics cannot be recycled in your home recycling bin.
If you have organic scraps but no compost / worm farm, or need more organic scraps for your compost / worm farm you can sign up to Share Waste and work with people in your community to divert waste from landfill.
Don’t throw your e-waste away in the general rubbish bin; instead allow the precious resources to be recycled by taking advantage of e-waste collection services.
Support the second-hand economy and find a bargain and help out the environment by getting familiar with the Op Shop Guide, Parramatta.
Help recycle our street banners into Bags, whether you are skilled at sewing or want to learn how, join the local community in sewing reusable bags out of street banners otherwise destined for landfill.