People across south-west Queensland are 'Talking Rubbish' with us in a bid to keep our roadside's clean.

Meet our Clean Up Champions (click names below):rrr-logo_cmyk

Follow the campaign on: Rethink Facebook page.

Read all the details in our Media Release.

Let’s work together to keep our roadsides litter free:

  • Keep your rubbish (including apple cores and food!) in your car 
  • Use bins provided at rest stops
  • On Sunday, 5 March, 2017 - Join Clean Up Australia Day or a community clean up with QMDC (see the 'Want to help?' link below).  
  • Adopt-a-spot! A perfect opportunity for your work or community group to come together. Go straight to the website or  call QMDC's Matthew Brown on 0427 982 149.
  • See it, Report it, Stop it:  Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Want to help? Join a Community Clean Up!

3rd - 6th March, 2017: Yelarbon - a whole of community clean up over 4 days! Details here
5 March, 2017: St George - a roadside litter pick up on the Carnarvon Highway - sponsored by JJ Richards and Balonne Shire Council. Details here.  

Organise one! QMDC has a trailer full of bags, gloves, signs and water bottles, and can help you sort a permit. All you need is to identify a local litter hot spot. Send an email to QMDC's Matthew Brown on or call 0427 982 149.  Aternative contact is our Toowoomba office on: 07 4637 6200.
















We'd like to thank Colquhouns - Specialists in bags and sacks - in Toowoomba, Queensland - for generously printing our Rethink Regional Rubbish collection bags.  

'Talking Rubbish' as part of our 'Rethink Regional Rubbish' project - builds on the success of the South West Region Roadside Litter Project (SWRRLP) and continues our partnership with the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, the Australian Packaging Covenant and the six councils of the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin as members of the Regional Waste Group.

SWRRLP was the first targeted regional litter campaign in Queensland and produced a public education program known as 'Love Queensland, Let's keep it clean'.  You can see permanent signage (as pictured below) roadside on our region's major highways.                                                                             

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Thank you to our campaign funding partners:  


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Thank you to the six regional councils who are supporting this campaign:


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