Clean Up Australia Day provides an opportunity for businesses and members of the community to actively engage in the collection of rubbish from within the local area. BlueScope Steel was once again involved in Clean Up Australia Day activities during March 2016. 2016 represents the fifteenth year of participation for both BlueScope sites within the Illawarra and Western Sydney region. BlueScope’s clean up activities extended beyond site boundaries as employees also targeted local beaches, neighbourhood parks and popular commuter areas, including train stations and bus stops.
Over 340 BlueScope employees from the Port Kembla Steelworks and Western Sydney Service Centre participated in Clean Up Australia Day activities in 2016. Their efforts resulted in the collection of 250 bags of general waste, mixed recyclables and domestic goods. Teams also improved the aesthetics of the site by removing weeds and planting native groundcover and shrubs.