NEW STRATEGIES TO TARGET LITTER AND ILLEGAL DUMPING
The NSW Government is aiming to reduce litter by 60 per cent by 2030 and crack down on illegal dumping across the region and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) wants to hear the community’s feedback on two new draft strategies.
As part of the $356 million Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041, the draft Litter and Illegal Dumping Prevention Strategies are designed to improve education, infrastructure, grow targeted programs, drive more circularity throughout waste systems and reduce costs.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said this was an opportunity for the community to speak up about keeping their neighbourhood clean.
“We are fortunate to live in a region surrounded by fantastic natural assets and the community wants to see it kept free of litter and dumped waste,” Mr Anderson said.
“These strategies introduce new programs and approaches for tackling waste and illegal dumping in the long term.
“We are tackling the issue of waste head on with a 43% reduction over the past decade, and I encourage people from our region to have their say as we work together to cut event further.”
The draft Illegal Dumping Strategy outlines how the EPA will continue to work with councils and state government agencies to address the difficult challenges of illegal dumping.
The Waste Crime Taskforce will continue to deter and disrupt waste crime, and targeted illegal dumping campaigns and projects will be supported through grant funding.
These new strategies build on successful programs such as Return and Earn, Don’t Be a Tosser, the award-winning ‘Free fill, is it worth it?’ campaign, and litter and illegal dumping prevention grants.
Comment on both Strategies is open until 17th October 2022.
For more information visit https://yoursay.epa.nsw.gov.au/.