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.
This report was written by Maribyrnong City Council as part of their Litter Hotspots funded project 'Footscray Litter Prevention'. The report highlights the project's key activities, including communications, PR and marketing as well as litter reduction data and approaches taken to reducing litter in the Footscray Business District.
This survey was undertaken as part of Maribyrnong City Council's 'Footscray Litter Prevention' project to observe litter behaviour in the Footscray Mall, at a bus stop and an adjoining laneway to the Footscray Fresh Food Market.
Case study: Don't mess with Footscray - Maribyrnong Case Study 1.2 MB
This case study examines Maribyrnong Council's 'Don't mess with Footscray' project and measures taken to prevent littering through raising community awareness and education.
Maribyrnong City Council - Footscray Litter Prevention Bin Wraps Promotional item 930 KB
As part of Maribyrnong City Council's 'Footscray Litter Prevention' project, a series of bin wraps featuring local business traders were developed to educate that litter is wrong in anyone's language.
Maribyrnong City Council - Footscray Litter Prevention Drain Decals Promotional item 6.3 MB
As part of Maribyrnong City Council's 'Footscray Litter Prevention' project, a series of decals were produced to raise awareness that litter on the street goes down the drain affecting waterways and wildlife.
Last updated: 20/05/2020