Illegal dumping strategy for a cleaner NSW
The NSW Government has released an updated NSW Illegal Dumping Strategy and committed $65 million to make NSW a cleaner state by 2021, Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced.
“The NSW Illegal Dumping Strategy tackles a serious environmental and health issue,” Ms Upton said.
“It is backed by ambitious targets and a significant financial commitment to cut the rate of illegal dumping across the State by nearly a third.”
The updated NSW Illegal Dumping Strategy builds on the work of the previous strategy. It outlines key actions for combatting illegal dumping through education, collaborative partnerships, enforcement and infrastructure.
The Strategy will be delivered by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in partnership with public land managers, local government, charities and community groups.
Key actions and funding include:
- $9 million for RID programs and squads to support local government to prevent and clean-up local illegal dumping
- $3 million for the Clean-up and Prevention Program for land managers and community groups
- $1 million to the Aboriginal Land Clean-up and Prevention Program
- Expanding RIDonline - our illegal dumping database the community can report to
- Expanding the Community Recycling Centres network
“This Government is committed to a cleaner NSW and this Strategy will help us continue to work to reduce dumping in our community areas and environment,” Ms Upton said.
The NSW Government has committed $65 million under the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative to fund the Strategy’s implementation.
The NSW Government is investing over $800 million through the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative to divert waste from landfill, reduce litter and combat illegal dumping across the State.