THE countdown to one of the world's largest kids TRYathlon's is on.
About 900 participants and their families are expected to converge on the Queen Elizabeth oval for the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.
This year Veolia Environment Australia has partnered with the event in a bid to promote recycling as a healthy lifestyle choice.
Organisers are encouraging people to TRYrecycling.
A special TRYrecycling team will be on had at the Bendigo event to help ensure kids are putting their rubbish in the correct bin.
Event organisers say the aim of the campaign is to increase the understanding and awareness of what can and can't be recycled.
Veolia Environment Australia chief executive Doug Dean said the new partnership would give his business the chance to better engage with the community.
“Participating makes a big difference when it comes to reducing waste,” Mr Dean said.
The new initiative also aims to encourage the next generation to recycle and to inspire families to participate in environmentally-friendly habits.
The Bendigo TRYathlon is on March 2.
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