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dougkThu, 15/03/2018 - 9:50pm

For the past two decades, usually just before the end of each Financial Year, Council has offered a bulky waste collection service. Sometimes, it is true, the streets of the Cove were not always a beauteous sight for several weeks with some residents putting their bulky rubbish out far too early. Others mistakenly put out items from the Council's will-not-be-collected list. Some of these rejected items stayed by the roadside for weeks afterwards.

Invitation
mareli121Mon, 22/01/2018 - 10:12am
Clean Up Day 4 March

Clean Up Australia Day is on Sunday 4th of March - 8am to 10am.

Looking for experienced and new Volunteers....

Yes, we will be looking forward to Clean Up North Arm Cove for 2018, and hope to increase the volunteer count from the healthy number of 27 keen (but wet) souls last year, to well....even more.

For those that haven't done this before, the general process is that volunteers present in the ways listed below, are given gloves/bags/etc (referred to as 'kit') sign on and combined into a group to clean up a...

The pile ...
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mareli121Mon, 06/03/2017 - 4:29pm

So many thanks to all those who fronted up during and between rain showers for the annual picking up of rubbish - in this instance, sodden rubbish, from the environs of North Arm Cove. This year due to the brilliant turn out, 27 very able souls in all, we ranged further than expected and as a result North Arm Cove looks a whole lot better for it.

There was less rubbish than in the past, so that meant we could look at other areas. My genuine thanks goes to Mr. Tony Hann for his help in giving me such...

dougkSun, 05/03/2017 - 8:31pm

Drenched, dripping and bedraggled they may have become but an enthusiastic band of Clean Up Australia volunteers braved some persistent Sunday showers to bag an abundance of bottles, cans and vast range of other miscellaneous litter from roadways and verges around the Cove.

Rubbish tipped in the Cove
Rant
siriusThu, 14/04/2016 - 2:41pm
Rubbish tipped in the Cove

Little more than a month after Clean Up Australia Day, someone has used the non-urban area around our village as a dumping ground for their unwanted rubbish.

This appalling act was committed probably last weekend or early Monday along one of the dirt roads not far from Carrington Road.

An assembly of dolls, kids bikes, a mower, rubbish bags and much more.

If you noticed anyone behaving suspiciously during this time could you please let the Council Rangers know. Only by our vigiliance will we be able to stamp out such...

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tonyhTue, 08/03/2016 - 9:59am

We knew Sunday, March 6th was going to be a hot and humid day. A good one perhaps for the beach or an air-conditioned pub/restaurant/living room.

Despite this, fourteen committed volunteers turned up at the Hall for an early start on the never-pleasant task of sweeping up the rubbish dumped around our village. And, once again, the job was done efficiently and without fuss or complaint.

On behalf of the community and myself as organiser, sincere thanks to those who helped, namely Sandy and Pete Chappelow, Mike Thorpe, Peter Freeman, Patty Moller, Pat Brennan, Doug Kohlhoff, Len Yearsley...

Maria and Elizabeth tonyhSun, 01/03/2015 - 3:23pm

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA - 2015 REPORT

I was seriously concerned that, if we got a good attendance this year, there might not be enough rubbish to go around, so to speak.

Well, we had an amazing turn out. A total of twenty three willing helpers gave up their Sunday morning to pick up this year's detritus. That's 15% of our resident population! Tell that to Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest.

As for the rubbish, our generous benefactors - the passing general public - had made quite sure we wouldn't go short. I'm guessing we collected another two...

Sunday March 1st, 8amsiriusFri, 20/02/2015 - 3:58pm

What better way to celebrate the 25th Clean Up Australia Day than to have a record turn-out of willing Cove volunteers to assist our local coordinator, Tony Hann. Sign-on is at the Hall at 8am on Sunday 1st March. Remember to bring your hat and fly spray! Rubbish collection bags will be provided.

The inspiration for Clean Up Australia Day came from passionate yachtie, Ian Kiernan, who was horrified at the amount of rubbish he encountered in the world's oceans. From the beginning this initiative was a great success. Over the past 25 years, Australians have contributed more...

tonyhMon, 13/10/2014 - 5:34pm

A Newcastle man has been caught dumping rubbish and leaving asbestos sheeting on a rural block in Scone Street, just west of Carrington Road.

In April a vehicle was spotted and photographed leaving a rural property by a vigilant bystander who posted the details on the internet. A search of the bush uncovered the site which was reported to GLC Rangers. There was sufficient personal information left by the offender to allow the Council to locate the him. He admitted to the offense and was issued with an infringement notice.

He has been fined $750 although the...

schSat, 05/04/2014 - 1:49pm

Great Lakes Council are commencing a clean-up of storm debris in the area next week, startring in Tea Gardens on Monday. They will be in North Arm Cove later in the week, probably around Thursday. This is to clean up storm debris only, please do not leave out garden waste or prunings as these will not be taken.

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