AlburyCity Targeting Tossers
AlburyCity is ramping up its anti-littering campaign by encouraging residents to register with the NSW EPA to Report a Tosser throwing rubbish from vehicles.
AlburyCity's Mayor, Kevin Mack said that the campaign sends a clear message that littering is unacceptable and that litter-bugs will be seen, reported and fined.
"The community tells us that they don't like littering or litterers. Research shows people are less likely to litter if they think someone is watching which is what this new campaign is all about", Cr Mack said.
"By registering to Report Tossers littering from vehicles, you are part of the solution to the problem.
Each year, over 25,000 tonnes of litter is tossed in NSW. Our council alone spends around $300,000 per annum managing litter in our community. This amount does not include the cost of rubbish disposal or the installation and maintenance of bins. We want people to stop littering so we can use those funds for other services", Cr Mack said.
Since February 2015, more than 19,000 people across NSW registered with the EPA to Report Tossers from vehicles, with over 25,000 reports of littering from a vehicle made, and more than 16,000 fines issued by the EPA.
The EPA can issue fines of $250 for an individual and $500 for a corporation for littering from a vehicle, based on reports from members of the public.
AlburyCity encourages everyone to get on board by going to the NSW EPA website, www.epa.nsw.gov.au/reporttoepa, and registering to Report Tossers littering from vehicles.
We're also keen to stop littering that's choking our waterways with bottles, plastic and other non-biodegradable waste. It's not only unsightly, it's a serious threat to wildlife.
Every drain and creek leads to the Murray River - so to help protect our river, please take the time to report tossers and keep our environment safe and clean.