Litter Hotspots: Reducing litter and dumped rubbish along significant waterways
City of Whittlesea
An upstream education, infrastructure and enforcement project targeting litter and stormwater pollution in the Merri, Edgar and Darebin Creeks and Plenty River. Whittlesea Council employed a Litter Prevention Officer to target litter and rubbish emanating from high growth residential building sites and estates impacting on stormwater and local waterways. The project focused on site clean ups, community engagement, awareness raising, installing litter infrastructure and surveillance equipment.
Key achievements from this project included:
- 54% reduction in illegal dumping at hotspot sites
- successfully enforcing 46 infringements, totalling over $17,000
- investigating over 1,000 reported incidences of dumped rubbish.
This report was written by the City of Whittlesea as part of their Litter Hotspots funded project 'Reducing Litter and Dumped Rubbish along significant waterways within the City of Whittlesea'. The report highlights the project's key activities, including communications, PR and marketing as well as litter reduction data and approaches taken to reduce dumped rubbish using community engagement, enforcement and installing surveillance equipment.
City of Whittlesea illegal dumping dumping FAQ Promotional item 494 KB
The City of Whittlesea developed a frequently asked questions (FAQ) information sheet for residents to provide them with a comprehensive list of questions and answers about what to do with illegal dumping.
Case study: Reducing dumped rubbish (Whittlesea) - Litter Hotspots Case Study 1.3 MB
This case study examines Whittlesea's Litter Hotspots grant program which aimed to educate residents, builders and industry on ways to reduce litter and dumped rubbish within the municipality.
Last updated: 15/12/2017