Help us combat littering in Waverley! Litter Blitz

MEDIA RELEASE 

Council wants to ensure our local area is as beautiful as it can be and we’re asking the community to help us.

From the 21 March – 30 April, Council rangers will be focusing on educating people to put rubbish in the bin, or take it with them, and fine when necessary. 

This litter enforcement blitz is funded by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and run by Council.

According to the EPA, 25,000 tonnes of litter is tossed on the ground in New South Wales each year. Research shows people are less likely to litter if they think someone is watching.

Litter is not just unsightly – it’s very costly.More than $180 million a year is spent managing litter in New South Wales.

Current fines for littering range from $250 for individuals to $500 for corporations.

Mayor of Waverley, Sally Betts said the campaigns ends a clear message that littering is unacceptable.

“This campaign is for Council and the community –locals and visitors, we should all do our bit to keep our area beautiful. Throwing your rubbish anywhere but the bin is unacceptable.

“If we stop littering, we can re-direct those funds that go towards cleaning up after people to other vital services. If you see people littering, tell us at Council or contact the NSW EPA.”

For more information about the campaign or to report a breach visit www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/residents/waste_and_recycling/keeping_waverley_beautiful 

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