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Clean up the bush

Nov 2016

Four Wheel Drive Victoria and Tyrecycle have joined forces to help tackle the problem of illegally dumped rubbish in parks and public lands. 

The clean-up activity in 2016 has been in two parts — finding the rubbish first, then collecting it. Four Wheel Drive Victoria CEO, Wayne Hevey said Clean Up the Bush was part of an ongoing program to help prevent rubbish dumping.

“Our volunteers have again donated time and effort to collect and remove a huge amount of waste including car bodies, tyres and all kinds of household rubbish.

“Tyrecycle generously helped us dispose of some of the collection,” he said.

Four Wheel Drive Victoria is the umbrella organization for 80 Victorian-based four-wheel drive clubs.

“We have a mantra of ‘Driving in a sustainable environment’,” said Mr Hevey.

“We are committed to protect the land in which we tour. It’s no coincidence that we maintain excellent and ongoing relations with the state’s land managers,” he said.

“We are committed to running The Clean Up the Bush program for many years to come. We are looking forward to maintaining our partnership with Tyrecycle and the great work they do in recycling tyres,” he said.

Tyrecycle Marketing Manager, Meagan Hill said Tyrecycle was happy to assist in the Clean Up the Bush program.

“Volunteers do so much good work for the environment. Tyrecycle is more than happy to lend a hand to this important cause,” she said. “Unwanted tyres and other rubbish does not belong in our parks. They need to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner,” said Mrs Hill.

Clean Up the Bush Program is coordinated by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP), Parks Victoria. Tyrecycle is proud to support this important environmental program.