TRASH TALK COULD LEAD TO FUNDING

 

Councils, public land managers and community groups can apply for a share of half a million dollars in grants to help tackle illegal dumping, Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announced today.

 

Mr Anderson said illegal dumping was a crime and it puts people’s health and the environment at risk.

 

“Communities are fed up with illegal dumping,” Mr Anderson said.

 

“It puts people’s health at risk and contaminates the environment and it also costs our community millions of dollars every year.

 

“I urge the community to stand up against illegal dumping and put forward ideas that can help combat this unsightly and costly health risk.”  

 

A total of $500,000 is available for community groups, local councils and public land managers under the Combating Illegal Dumping: Clean-up and Prevention Grant Program to identify local illegal dumping hotspots and assist with clean-up and prevention measures on publicly managed land.

 

In the past this grant has funded the installation of CCTV cameras, signage, gates and fences in dumping hotspots across NSW.

 

This program is funded under the NSW Government’s $337 million Waste Less, Recycle More program.

 

Applications close 3rd November 2017. For information visit:

http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wastegrants/combat-illegal-dump.htm

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