Litter Hotspots: Footscray litter prevention

Maribyrnong City Council

This was a shopping precinct project aimed at reducing litter in the Maribyrnong River. Maribyrnong Council conducted litter audits at key hotspots in the Footscray Business District (home to high culturally diverse community populations), analysed contents of litter traps, surveyed community attitudes and used the findings to develop and deliver in partnership with the Footscray Traders Association, a targeted education campaign for shoppers, traders and visitors.

Key achievements from this project included:

  • a litter reduction of 23.5% in the Footscray Business District
  • a number of local culturally diverse community litter champions
  • more than 30 educational surface decals installed.



Last updated: 20/05/2020