Clean Up day aims for clean sweep

Byron Bay Dive Centre staff- Perry Bartholomew (at rear), Thomas Bejeau and Ricky Vidler at the Pass, Byron Bay.
Byron Bay Dive Centre staff- Perry Bartholomew (at rear), Thomas Bejeau and Ricky Vidler at the Pass, Byron Bay. The Northern Star

BYRON BAY Dive Centre will be lending a hand in this year's Clean Up Australia Day which will be held across Australia on Sunday.

Dive school manager Ken Ewles said the company, which will focus its clean-up efforts on the coastal environment, wanted to get involved with the day to give something back to the community.

“And we don't want to see rubbish out in the ocean,” he said.

The dive school staff and volunteers will be using one of the school's boats to look for rubbish in the Brunswick River at Brunswick Heads on Sunday.

“We will be looking for bottles, cans and anything that has weight and sinks to the bottom,” he said.

“We will retrieve any- thing we see.”

This is the second year the school has participated in the day.

Clean Up Australia Day project officer James Crawley said the organisation was encouraging businesses to start thinking about ways they could help clean up the country and today is the official Clean Up Australia Day for businesses.

“Last year we had 250 businesses take part and this year we have more than 400 businesses collecting rubbish in more than 6000 sites all over Australia,” Mr Crawley said.

Businesses ranged from multinationals and hotel chains to theme parks.

North Coast businesses which have registered to participate include Geolink at Lennox Head and EnVite at Lismore.

Ballina Shire Council also has signed on.

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