EPA's Litter Awareness Month 19 March - 15 April 2017

In partnership with Oberon Council, the NSW EPA are holding a State-wide Litter Enforcement month from 19 March to 15 April 2017. The campaign is aimed to raise awareness and educate communities about littering.  Roadside litter is one of the most unnecessary and preventable environmental problems. Reporting littering from vehicles helps to raise awareness, change behaviour, reduce clean up costs and keep our roadsides clean.  

If you see someone littering from their vehicle, you can report them to the NSW EPA. To report vehicles go to the Report to EPA website http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/reporttoepa/ where you can report littering from a vehicle, Dumped rubbish, Smoky vehicle, noisy exhaust or other pollution. You need to have actually seen the litter being thrown or blown from the vehicle, be able to provide the vehicle registration details and where the littering took place and report the incident within 14 days. The NSW EPA then can issue fines of $250 for an individual and $500 for a corporation.

Reporting littering from a vehicle is part of a comprehensive NSW State Government anti-littering program that aims to reduce the volume of litter in NSW by 40% by 2020. Since February 2015, more than 19,000 people across NSW registered with Report to EPA to report tossers littering from a vehicle, over 25,000 reports of littering were made and more than 16,000 fines have been issued by the EPA.

More information about the EPA’s Litter Awareness month can be found at http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/heytosser/