Anti dumping is the talk on the street
The EPA is rolling out a social media campaign across Sydney to appeal to the community to help stop kerbside illegal dumping from households.
Digital campaign urges responsible disposal of unwanted household goods
“We’ve found that 55% of illegal dumping incidents across NSW come from household bulky waste, so we are aiming to change the behaviour of our residents,” EPA Education and Programs Director Lou-Anne Lind said.
The EPA’s Education and Programs Branch has developed materials to target poor behaviours that lead to illegal street dumping.
"The digital campaign will go out to council areas across Metropolitan Sydney that have the highest rates of dumping," Lou-Anne said.
"The key takeaways are that dumping items on the street is illegal; we want to create community pride to encourage the public to keep their streets clean; it’s about raising awareness about alternatives to illegal street dumping, and has a focus on repair, reuse, and recycling options."
The campaign will run right through to the end of February 2021.
“We will evaluate the campaign to see how we can continue to promote better behaviour in the future,” Lou-Anne added.
Well-run garage sales promote a circular economy
Other ways to responsibly dispose of unwanted household items
- garage sales
- social media Facebook marketplace
- organised charity collections. Check out the video on responsible charity donations