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Litter Enforcement Month

Publish on 20 Mar 2017 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam,

In support of the NSW Government's Litter Enforcement Month inititiative, Council encourages residents to responsibly dispose of their rubbish and to report those doing the wrong thing.

Did you know that roadside litter is one of Campbelltown's most unnecessary and preventable environmental problems?

This month, the NSW Government's Hey Tosser! litter education campaign will be rolled out across the state to coincide with Litter Enforcement Month, which runs from 19 March to 15 April 2017. The Hey Tosser! campaign will be advertised on TV, radio, social media, billboards and newspapers to remind people that throwing rubbish anywhere other than in a bin is unacceptable.

The highest volume of littered items across NSW are:

  • beverage containers
  • take away containers
  • domestic containers
  • print and advertising material
  • industrial containers
  • cigarette butts.

Hey Tosser! campaign

The Hey Tosser! litter reduction campaign is part of the NSW Government's comprehensive anti-littering program that aims to reduce litter by sending a clear message that littering is unacceptable. Litter damages our natural environment, harms wildlife and can cause injury. Litter is not just unsightly, it is also costly, with more than $180 million spent managing litter in NSW each year. Fines can be issued from reports made by members of the community who observe littering offences, including littering from a motor vehicle.

To help be a part of the solution to the issue of litter, you can register to report "tossers" littering from vehicles to the EPA.

Simple ways you can help reduce litter:

  • Report littering from vehicles
  • Keep a bag in your car to collect rubbish and butts
  • Put cigarettes out and then put them in the bin
  • Encourage others to pick up their litter
  • Put rubbish in a bin or take it with you
  • Download a poster for your workplace or community centre
  • Post/share infographics about litter.

 

EPA - Dont be a tosser image

 

 

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