Council litter grants

Program snapshot

Eligible bodies: NSW local councils

Contact: (02) 9995-5000 or

Managed by: NSW EPA


The EPA has provided grants to local government under the EPA Council Litter Prevention Grants Program since 2014.

They support local councils to deliver litter prevention projects that answer their community needs. These projects play an important role in achieving long-term goals for litter reduction in NSW.

Grant projects apply an integrated approach to litter prevention, using cleaning, infrastructure, education and awareness, enforcement and involvement.

Applications are now closed, for information only you can download the Guidelines and information for applicants (PDF 480KB)

Previous grantees and case studies

NSW EPA Council Litter Prevention Grants

  • Round 6
    Amount awarded: $863,693
    Status: Closed – Implementation February 2022 – March 2023
  • Round 5
    Amount awarded: 
    Closed -Implementation December 2019 - December 2020
  • Round 4
    Amount awarded: $1.18 million
    Status: Closed – Implementation March 2018 – March 2019
  • Round 3
    Amount awarded:
     $1.29 million
    Status: Closed – Implementation July 2016 - June 2017
  • Round 2: NSW EPA Council Litter Prevention Grants
    Amount awarded: $2.29 million
    Status: Completed: 2014-2015
  • Round 1: NSW EPA Council Litter Prevention Grants
    Amount awarded: $402,630
    Status: Completed 2014-15

Grant projects have achieved an average reduction in litter in targeted sites of 60%. 

Organisation Amount Project summary
Waverley Council $43,500 Better BYO
The Better BYO project will encourage and support local food businesses to take up reusable alternatives to single use takeaway packaging and promote these options at the point of sale. This project will trial two types of food and drink container 'swap and go' schemes to 10 cafes and 10 food shops, supporting the provision of point of sale communications and advertising of litter prevention campaigns in local media to invite the community's participation. Council will partner local community groups to jointly run a high profile clean up events highlighting the connection between litter and consumption habits and encouraging participants to pledge to making more sustainable food and drink packaging choices.
Snowy Monaro Regional Council $74,960 Snowy Monaro Snowies Litter Prevention Project
The Snowy Monaro litter prevention project will work in collaboration with key departments within Council, partnering organisations within Sustainable Snowies, the community and visitors to the area to prevent litter especially during the busy winter season and holiday periods.
The project will primarily focus on litter hotspots already identified in the Sustainable Snowies Strategy.
Activities will include implementing the Strategy’s recommendations such improving the visual presentation of already established bin stations in high traffic areas and trialling, upgrading, and installing new bin systems in litter locations. Educational and regulation activities combined with "Don't Be A Tosser" signs and messaging will increase community ownership, engagement, and empowering approach to prevent litter.
Northern Beaches Council $43,000 Leading the way in preventing litter
The project will produce litter baseline data and costs of litter study to inform litter prevention strategies, actions and litter reduction targets under Council's proposed Waste and Circular Economy Strategy. Council identified its strengths in resourcing, promoting and improving litter prevention. However, gaps were identified in understanding the benefits to litter prevention and providing a clear vision and internal communications and collaboration to implement cross-Council litter prevention.
The EPA litter prevention business case tools will be used to engage a wide range of stakeholders in developing cost effective options, a shared vision and specific targets for litter prevention and address identified gaps.
Ryde City Council $35,000 Ryde Litter Prevention Strategy 2022 - 2030
The project will develop a litter prevention strategy for the City of Ryde. This strategy will enact several recommendations from the 2020 Costs of Litter Study. In particular, the strategy will focus on fostering collaboration across the City to ensure litter is not only managed at the point of generation, but future risks are anticipated and controlled by continuing to meet the needs of the Ryde community into the future. This will include increasing collaboration with urban development and developmental planning teams to anticipate increased community use of public spaces and plan waste and litter management accordingly.
The strategy will guide the City on the best practise for litter prevention management from now to 2030 aligning with the state litter reduction targets. Finally, the strategy will also aim to put into place guidelines to prevent litter from being created and left in the environment in the first place.
Wollongong City Council $75,000 Luv the Lake - Wollongong
Wollongong City Council in close partnership with Shellharbour City Council aims to introduce a holistic, streamlined projects promoting litter reduction in the Lake Illawarra catchment called Luv the Lake.
The project will increase community participation, pride, respect and ownership of the lake and its surrounds by providing them with the support necessary to tackle their number one identified threat to the health of Lake Illawarra – litter.
The program will span the Lake Illawarra foreshore and the catchment to an extent, with a special focus on three hotspot sites that have been identified along the Wollongong LGA foreshore: Kully Bay, Kanahooka Beach and surrounding parklands, and Hooka Park / Fred Finch Park.
Shellharbour City Council $75,000 Luv the Lake - Shellharbour
The program will implement effective litter prevention interventions across Lake Illawarra by incorporating actions from all five of the key factors known to influence litter prevention.
This project will target different user groups undergoing different activities initially on three hotspot sites identified along the foreshore on Shellharbour's side of the lake: Reddal reserve, Picnic Island and Ski Way Park.
Shellharbour and Wollongong Councils are committed to work together to jointly deliver the Luv the Lake projects. Lake Illawarra is largely connected by a walking/biking path, providing an opportunity for consistency in signage/messaging and expectation regarding what to do with litter across the two local government areas.
Cumberland Council $67,000 Keep it Clean - Put it in the bin!
The project will partner with several sport groups and volunteer groups to deliver litter prevention actions at local sporting fields. Litter generated at local hotspots is caught in the rivers riparian edge before ending up in the Duck River, a tributary of Parramatta River. This project supports the implementation of regional litter strategies implemented by Parramatta River Catchment Group and the delivery of Greater Sydney Harbour Regional Litter Prevention Strategy.
Forbes Shire Council $70,616 Installation of Solar smart bins in Forbes
The project supports the installation of eight solar smart bins at the identified public litter hotspots managed by Council. The bin sensor automatically sends alerts when servicing is required before the bins start overflowing and creating litter. The compaction mechanism will also drastically reduce the serving frequency provided by Council. This project builds on the successful of a 2019 grant project where four solar smart bins were installed in prominent park locations preventing litter to occur and public complaints. Council litter enforcement patrols together with community and business engagement plans will be incorporated in the delivery to maximise effectiveness of the new infrastructure.
Upper Hunter Shire Council $6,000 A golden solution to Golden highway pollution
This project will prevent litter in three high traffic rests areas, that are primarily littered with food and beverage packaging purchased at the takeaway food outlets.
Council will support the installation of new signage and the upgrade of waste facilities at the nominated areas.
Upper Lachlan Shire Council $57,217 Just Bin It
This project aims to build vital, appropriate infrastructure in the form of enclosed, smart compacting bins in four identified litter problem areas. As smart bins send messages to inform their status, they can be emptied before getting to the overflow stage, further reducing the risk of windblown litter. To improve litter behaviour educational and enforcement messages will form a key part of the project using Don’t Be a Tosser! campaign materials and appropriate Council litter enforcement.
Byron Shire Council $75,000 Bring it Back Bruns
This targeted project aims to reduce waste and litter generation targeting priority litter types such as single use takeaway items by normalising reuse. These items have been increasingly littered throughout the shire during the COVID restrictions.
Council plans to implement a localised reuse and return system for takeaway items in Brunswick Heads. This will be a pilot program that is scalable and adaptable across the shire It is envisioned that by the end of the pilot, Brunswick Heads businesses will be using majority reusable containers, reducing both waste generation and takeaway litter type by 40% in Brunswick Heads.
Byron Shire Council $50,000 Source to Sea: Keep Byron Shire Litter Free
This project will focus on gaining the tools and knowledge to prevent litter from entering local waterways. This will be undertaken through infrastructure solutions and source-focused litter prevention initiatives that improve education and awareness on the 'flow-path' of litter. Data gathered within this project will allow Council to better understand the volume and composition of litter entering waterways, monitor changes over time and provide with an opportunity to target litter prevention straight from the source. The project aims also to embed litter prevention into daily operations of Council stormwater infrastructure section.
This project will use an integrated approach, undertaking various actions that align with NSW EPA's five pillars for litter reduction.
Inner West Council $66,400 Love your home ground – Inner West
The project will implement several partnership campaigns with local sport clubs and community associations across Mackey and Steel parks. The results will inform litter prevention actions across the parks and sport grounds in the Inner West.
This project builds on extensive work led by community to develop the Cooks River Litter Prevention Strategy. The existing community links will be leveraged to build capacity in litter prevention activities and practices across the local sport clubs.
Strathfield Municipal Council $55,000 Keep Flemington Clean - Don't Be a Tosser!
The project aims to reduce litter in area around Flemington Station, by working with residents, commuters, local businesses, and their employees to create cleaner public spaces, and actively engage their customers. The engagement process survey will determine the willingness of the business to champion caring for public spaces, and address identified litter issues. Businesses will be offered a suite of "Don't be a Tosser!" campaign material, tailored to suit a culturally and linguistically diverse community.
Council's waste and cleansing teams will be active in this location to enforce the message of caring for the local environment, providing clean and safe public areas and creating a sense of place and civic pride.
Ryde City Council $70,000 Meadowbank and Putney Catchment Litter Reduction Project
This project will support Council to further manage specific litter hotspot areas within heavily used parks fronting the Parramatta River by installing additional infrastructure with clear and simple-to-understand signage accessible to all community members which would lead users to dispose correctly their rubbish.
This project underpins long-term strategic prevention of litter in waterways. City of Ryde manages part of the urban catchments for two major rivers (Parramatta River and Lane Cove River) both of which feed into Sydney Harbour.
Alongside this project, Council is proposing to create and implement a litter strategy to find a long-term solution to managing litter that will significantly decrease litter in waterways.

Blacktown City Council - $60,000
Buses, trains and automobiles

This project aims to reduce litter at the Blacktown transport interchange. The project will target commuters who travel to and from the interchange by bus, train and car.

Partnering with Sydney Trains, the site will undergo a thorough clean-up and current cleaning regimes will be streamlined. Existing bin infrastructure will be replaced with larger and more practical bins and be supported with pavement stickers directing people to the bins. Council rangers will patrol the area.

The project will also collaborate with the Police Transport Command and NSW Health to enforce littering.  Changing littering behaviour in the Byron Shire through the collaborative community engagement, education and enforcement.

Byron Shire Council – On Ground project - $55,000
Butt Free Byron Shire – Phase 2

This project aims to reduce littering across Byron Shire by targeting visitors.  Byron Shire attracts over 2.4 million visitors each year, and council has identified a key barrier has been communicating effectively with this large audience.

The project will undertake four advertised clean-up to communicate expected behaviour. Don’t be a Tosser! messaging will be installed at the baggage claim at Ballina airport. The project will develop and implement a ‘Schoolies’ week’ reduction plan related to litter on the beaches and foreshores. Four enforcement blitzes will occur throughout the project and will support the smoking ban on the local beaches. The project will collaborate with businesses to provide smoking areas to reduce cigarette butt litter.

This project is also awarded an additional $5,000 to undertake clean-ups at a Reverse Vending Machine site in Byron Bay.

Byron Shire Council – Own It And Act project - $25,000
Internal Litter Prevention

This project will develop and implement a comprehensive internal education campaign to promote and embed litter prevention behaviour to all Byron Shire Council staff.

The project will educate staff on the need for litter prevention and the effects of micro litter on the natural environment. Engagement with staff will take place through a workshop, staff notice boards, all staff forums and internal networks.

Cumberland Council - $45,000
Cleaning Cumberland – ‘Litter, its everyone’s responsibility’

This project will target litter along the Great Western Highway, Wentworthville, which is heavily used by drivers, shoppers and pedestrians. Transport NSW will assist with clean-up at the site at project outset. Temporary roadside signage and bin infrastructure will be installed to support the project. Council rangers will run an enforcement blitz supported by Report to EPA promotional activities.

The project will also target takeaway and beverage container litter through partnerships with local food outlets and on-site education signage. 

Forbes Shire Council - $26,334
Solar Smart bins in the CBD

This project aims to reduce litter in Forbes CBD through the installation of Solar Smart bins.  The use of this technology will address littering from overflowing bins, and bin scavenging.

The project will commence with a clean-up of the area followed by two education and awareness campaigns, and  Don’t be a Tosser! messaging will be installed on the bins to promote campaign messages.

Ku-Ring-Gai Council - $20,500
Business Case

This project will develop a council business case to embed litter prevention into the organisation. The business case will identify the cost of litter management to the organisation. Currently litter prevention projects are reliant on grant funding opportunities.

The project aims to provide evidence on the requirement of resources to fund litter prevention activities and maintain public spaces to deter littering.

Muswellbrook Shire Council - $31,500
Denman – Don’t be a Tosser

UPDATE THIS TEXT- view the report. The project will target roadside, park and recreation area litter in Denman. Council run events and campaigns will promote the Don’t be a Tosser message to the target audience. Better bin infrastructure will be installed at recreational, educational and community spaces. 

Council will also increase litter clean-ups at hotspot sites and community groups will be engaged to hold clean-up events. Council Rangers will reinforce the message that littering is an offence through an anti-littering enforcement campaign publicised through the media.

Port Macquarie-Hasting Council - $30,000
Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT) Audit and maintenance Planning

This project will assess Council’s 64 gross pollutant traps (GPTs) to identify opportunities to prevent marine litter. This project will guide the future management and maintenance of Councils GPTs.

This project will ultimately form the basis of a future business case and a bid to Council for the funding and implementation of a GPT maintenance and upgrade program. 

Port Stephens Council - $60,000
Butt It in the Bin!

This project will target cigarette, takeaway container and plastic litter in Nelson Bay and Raymond Terrace. The project will apply an integrated approach of clean-ups, infrastructure, raising awareness to littering fines and partnering with local businesses.

The project will target the safe capture of cigarette butts through installation of numerous butt bins. The project will highlight how littered items are entering nearby waterways. This will be achieved by displaying all the cigarette butts collected throughout the project, in an artistic fish statue, to be housed at a local beach. The project will also focus on littered takeaway containers and plastics to seasonal tourists, commuters, local businesses and residents of through an education and awareness campaign.

Randwick City Council - $60,000
Litter Free Malabar

This project aims to reduce litter at Malabar Beach. The project will undertake a thorough initial clean-up, followed by the design and installation of fit for purpose bins to prevent litter leaving the bins through birds or the wind. This will be supported by the installation of ‘Don’t’ Be A Tosser’ signage and a face to face engagement with site users.

Strathfield Municipal Council - $59,820
Don’t be a Tosser! Homebush West Industrial Area

The project will target litter in the Homebush West industrial area by working with businesses and their employees to create cleaner public spaces.  The project will start with a clean-up of the industrial area’s public spaces. Local businesses will be surveyed for littering solutions and invited to take a leadership role in managing outside their premises. Businesses will be offered infrastructure and collateral to manage litter on site.

Kerbside stenciling and signs will be used to engage site users and promote a litter-free space. Council’s regulatory officers will be visible in the area to support enforcement efforts.

Waverly Council – On ground project - $65,000
Being Litter Smart in Bondi

The project will reduce litter from takeaway food packaging and cigarette butt litter by targeting businesses that sell take-away items, consumers of take-away items while in transit, and large groups that gather at Bondi Park.

The Project will incorporate a business engagement program to encourage businesses to manage their waste properly, to prevent waste bins being left out before their recommended time frame and to avoid overflowing bins that results in litter.

New and upgraded infrastructure and signage will be installed to improve amenities at hotspot locations - complemented by a public cleansing program to ensure adequate sweeping, bin maintenance, cleaning and litter removal at the hotspots. Rangers will patrol identified hotspots during peak littering times, speaking to litterers, and enforcing littering offences.

This project is also awarded an additional $5,000 to undertake clean-ups at a Reverse Vending Machine site at Bondi Pavilion.

Waverly Council – Own It And Act project - $15,000
Embedding Litter Prevention Strategies in Council Procedures

This project will develop litter cleaning procedures and establish ‘soft and hard’ approaches to litter enforcement for relevant staff within Waverley Council to undertake in their daily duties.

The procedures will be supported with training, record keeping, reporting and be integrated into Councils planning framework to ensure litter prevention is embedded into Councils regular business.

Willoughby City Council - $55,000
Chatswood CBD, Car Park and RVM Litter Prevention Initiative

This project will target litter in the Chatswood CBD. The project will have a focus on improving hotspot sites and their amenities, through graffiti removal, preventing litter escaping from bins, improving the presentation of bins, and moving them to better locations and improved servicing practices.

The project will employ a soft enforcement approach by initially providing information on fines, then shifting to on-ground patrols A local youth centre and three carpark centres will be engaged as project partners to prevent littering.

This project is also awarded an additional $5,000 to undertake clean-ups at a Reverse Vending Machines site in Chatswood East.

Woollahra Council
Harbour Litter Harvest

This project aims to reduce litter entering the marine environment. Six seabins will be installed at Rushcutters Bay to collect marine litter to maintain the cleanliness of the local beaches and foreshores. Cigarette butt bins and corresponding signage will be installed at targeted locations. Signage will address a strong enforcement message.

The project has three target audiences:  visitors, marinas and local residents. Clean-up and education events in partnerships with local community groups and Non-Government Organisations will be tailored to the three target audiences.

1. Byron Shire Council - $100,000

Changing littering behaviour in the Byron Shire through the collaborative community engagement, education and enforcement.

This project will target cigarette butt littering behaviour across Byron Shire, through an integrated approach of evidence gathering, education and awareness, prevention, enforcement, infrastructure and evaluation. 

The project will target the safe capture of cigarette butts through installation of numerous butt bins and a partnership with Enviropoles to recycle butts into plastic products. Cigarette bin infrastructure will be complemented with regulation and enforcement via implementation of a smoking ban on beaches in Bryon Shire to create a ‘smoke-free’ beach environment to improve the health and safety of the environment and the community at large. 

Byron Shire Council will conduct enforcement blitzes in peak litter periods, and collaborate with well-known community stakeholders to increase awareness and influence behaviour.

2. Camden Council - $33,100

Cleaner Car parks at Sporting grounds – Stage 2

The project will target litter at sporting ground car parks. The project will re-position, upgrade and install new waste bins; and proposes to install gates to ensure after-hours access is restricted to reduce littering at these times. The project will engage local sporting groups to promote campaign messaging at sporting matches, and promotion of the Report to EPA program to residents. This project builds on a Camden Council’s successful Round 3 litter prevention grant project.

3. Canada Bay Council - $64,000

The Picnic Pledge – Let’s Put Litter in its Place

The project aims to reduce litter at two picnic destinations in Canada Bay: Cabarita and Mcllwaine Park. The project will undertake a a strong engagement and communication campaign, including a community pride and a social diffusion approach of asking users to make a public commitment to keep the park clean. This will be supported by an overhaul of bin infrastructure, including upgrades and better bin placement. Littering behaviour will also be targeted via regular Litter Enforcement Officer patrols.

4. City of Canterbury Bankstown Council - $110,000

Cooks River Rescue!–Lakemba industrial area

The project will target litter in the Lakemba industrial area by working with businesses and their employees to create cleaner public spaces.  

The project will start with a clean-up of the industrial area. Each of the 150 businesses will be surveyed for littering solutions and invited to take a leadership role in managing litter. Businesses will be offered infrastructure and collateral as support.

Bus stop litter in the industrial area will be targeted through infrastructure and Tosser messaging. Kerbside stencilling and signs will be used to engage site users and promote a litter-free space.

Council’s stormwater officers will be visible in the area throughout the project, and support enforcement efforts. An additional clean-up of the Chullora industrial area will compliment this project.

5. Central Coast Council - $36,000

You will be seen, keep it Clean! Central Coast Roadside Litter Project

The project aims to reduce roadside litter along key Central Coast arterial roads. The project will target regular commuters using localised roadside banners, promotion of the Report to EPA littering from vehicles program and a broader education campaign. In-car dash-cams will be installed in ranger vehicles to enforce roadside littering. In-car tidy bags will be provided to commuters, and distributed through local business and service stations to encourage people to take their rubbish with them.

6. Cessnock Council - $55,934

Connecting with the Kurri Community about Litter

The project will target litter in an industrial area in the Kurri Kurri by aiming to change the behaviour of workers and commuters who litter their takeaway containers.

The project will use an integrated approach focusing on community education and awareness. Partnerships will be formed with business, and council support provided to assist them in reducing littering in their areas. 

Several clean-ups will be conducted during peak travel times, and the extent of litter collected will be promoted through social media, as well as via variable message. 'Don't be a Tosser' roadside signage, social media and newspaper advertising will promote campaign messages. Enforcement blitzes, and in-car dash-cams will enforcement littering behaviour across the litter hotspots.

7. Eurobodalla Shire Council - $65,350

Reducing the Impact of Takeaway Containers 

The project will target littering behaviour in local industrial areas though education, enforcement and by targeting takeaway container waste at source. The program will be complemented with reusable litter bags, stickers, signs, reusable eating product starter packs and ute tray/trailer covers.

Operators of takeaway outlets will be encouraged to minimise disposable packaging by reducing disposable takeaway items. Strategically selected outlets will also be provided with reusable eating product starter packs to reduce the potential for such items ending up as litter. 

Takeaway outlets will also be provided with information about other packaging alternatives to demonstrate that being responsible can be cost effective in the long term.
In conjunction with this education campaign there will also be local media advertising, enforcement blitzes by Council Rangers, and road side clean ups.

8. Ku-Ring-Gai Council - $52,300

Litter Free Car Park

The project will target litter at St Ives shopping village carpark. A thorough clean-up of the site will be conducted at project outset, followed by installation and upgrades of bins throughout the car park, with footpath decals directing users to the nearest bin.  

A community education and awareness will focus on the localised behaviour at the St Ives Village car park using Tosser! campaign posters on bins, a banner at both entry points of the car park, and posters within the Centre. Business partnerships will be formed to help positively influence customer littering behaviour.

Banners will display penalties for littering and rangers will conduct patrols to educate people on litter fines and to promote the Report to EPA littering from vehicle program. 

9. Muswellbrook Shire Council - $32,400

Hey Tosser Do You Know Where Your Litter Ends Up? 

The project will target roadside litter along Maitland and Rutherford Roads and Bell Street in Muswellbrook. The project will work with main user groups of the surrounding sporting fields and skate park through a targeted education, infrastructure and enforcement program. 

Council will attend events involving the target audience and deliver tailored messages around the negative impacts and consequences of littering and what action they can take to prevent it. 

Vandal proof bins will be installed along hotspots sites. Re-usable shopping bags, and in-car bins will be provided to key user groups. New bins will be installed at source locations to ensure rubbish is binned before commuters being their journey along the roadside litter hotspots.

Local Rangers and Environment Officers will reinforce the message that littering is an offence though an anti-littering enforcement campaign publicised through the media. 

10. Narrabri Shire Council - $88,000

Narrabri Shire – Vibrant and Clean - Litter Reduction Infrastructure 

The project will target litter at the Crossing Theatre Car Park, one of the main carparks in Narrabri utilised by tourists and the local community and adjacent to the Narrabri Creek.

The project will improve presentation, placement, design and visibility of bins, with Tosser campaign messages and litter facts attached. The project will also fund the research and design of a foldable rubbish basket that can be stored in cars.

Education campaigns will be based on changing people’s behaviour by increasing awareness of litter’s negative effects - delivered through radio, Facebook, and sign installations.
The project will promote the Report to EPA program to encourage residents and site users to report littering from vehicles, as well as bolster council ranger’s capacity to enforce littering laws through training.

11. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council - $77,400

Port Macquarie-Hastings Fishing Litter Project

The project will target marine-based litter, particularly discarded fishing line, bait bags, hooks and other fishing waste generated by local fishers in Port Macquarie.
The project will provide installation of fishing line and fishing waste bins. Educational signage to promote the impacts of fishing related litter will be installed on site and displayed at businesses selling fishing gear and bait.
Council rangers will play a central role in engaging and educating fishers on proper disposal. Fines will be issued for those who continue to litter.

12. Port Stephens Council - $60,000

Litter - "Pop Shove it" in the Bin, if you "No Comply" no WI-FI.

The project will target litter at the Boomerang Park Skate Park. It will utilise a positive behaviour reward system, employing a free Wi-Fi internet connection as reward for positive litter behaviour, provided through a WI-FI enabled Bigbelly solar bin. 

The project will distribute in-car litter bags to target littering from vehicles visiting the park. 

 Permanent Tosser! signage will be installed to promote campaign messages, with additional messages promoted though targeted mail-outs, media releases and integration of the litter campaign into the local primary school’s waste education program.

Rangers will undertake litter enforcement training and complete high visibility ranger litter enforcement patrols at the hotspot. Dash cams will also be installed in compliance officer vehicles to target littering. 

13. Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council – $30,231  

Yeddum Munni Nadyun - Ngunnawal for Good Running Water (good quality, clean and litter free)  

The project will target litter at a popular picnic spot along the Queanbeyan River, collaborating with key site users including a local Ngunnawal Indigenous group, students walking to the bus interchange from direction of 3 large takeaway chains, walkers, runners, and commuters.

The project will collaborate with local Indigenous stakeholders through health sessions and public consultations to networking events to design culturally appropriate messaging. New bins will be installed along the river, with messaging designed by the Indigenous group. 

The project will focus on building stakeholder capacity to work more effectively within the community; and partnering with the local takeaways to educate consumers on responsible disposal of takeaway containers.

14. City of Ryde Council - $66,500

Litter Free Ryde  

The project will encourage the local community to take ongoing ownership of litter at key sites, stopping litter flowing into Lane Cove and Parramatta Rivers.

Residents will take part in local clean-up events and engaged through a litter campaign, litter reduction murals, signage and access to litter reduction resources. Local students will be invited to design a litter mural on site, and to create school projects to take ownership of local litter. 

Appropriate plants will be strategically installed to capture and reduce further flow of litter. 

Commuters will be engaged through onsite litter education signage posted in the depot, reusable litter collection bags for their vehicles and use on the buses as well as banner signage posted along the boundary fence using the ‘Tosser’ campaign material. 

The successful Five for Ryde- Responsible cafes campaign will promote the use and access to reusable coffee cups, and impacts of single plastic bag use at local shops.

15. Strathfield Council - $100,000

Hey Tosser! South Strathfield Industrial Area

The project will target litter in the Strathfield South industrial area by working with businesses and their employees to create cleaner public spaces.  

The project will start with a clean-up of the industrial area’s public spaces. Local businesses will be surveyed for littering solutions and invited to take a leadership role in managing outside their premises. Businesses will be offered infrastructure and collateral to manage litter on site.

Kerbside stencilling and signs will be used to engage site users and promote a litter-free space.

Council’s regulatory officers will be visible in the area to support enforcement efforts.

16. Tamworth - $77,501

Tamworth Tackling Litter

The project will target litter at road-side rest stops surrounding Tamworth though the installation of improved bin infrastructure, signage, and an education and marketing campaign.

A series of community engagement events, seeking pledges and providing practical resources, will educate site users of litter impacts and encourage their participation in keeping the areas litter free.

The project will re-establish active participation and contributions from community groups to improve the amenity and accessibility of these sites for visitors. Increased ranger patrols and promotion of the Report to EPA program will also enforce littering from vehicles at these sites.

17. Wagga Wagga City Council - $39,095  

Hey Tosser! Cover your Load

The project will target litter from uncovered loads from vehicles travelling to the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre.

The project will undertake an initial site clean-up, followed by an education campaign through local radio, newspaper and social media. Signs will be installed at the lead up to the Waste centre outlying importance of covering loads and the potential fines for non-compliance.

The project will partner with the Waste Centre, Tidy Towns and local trade store to promote campaign messages and engage with target audience.

Following the education campaigns, council compliance officers will undertake a number enforcement blitzes at the waste centre issuing fines for uncovered loads.

18. Waverley Council - $93,400

Unwrapping our Future 

The project will reduce litter from takeaway food and beverage packaging by targeting three main stakeholder groups; businesses that sell take-away, consumers of take-away items while in transit, and large groups that gather at Bronte Park near Bronte Beach. 

The Project will incorporate a business engagement program including a pilot for small grants program for targeted businesses) to fund innovative single use packaging reduction/replacement ideas. 

Partnerships will also be formed with tourist offices, schools, public transport, and accommodation to provide education and resources; and events will be held throughout the summer to engage with stakeholders to raise awareness about litter. 

New and upgraded infrastructure and signage will be installed to improve amenity of hotspot locations; complemented by a Public Cleansing Program to ensure adequate sweeping, bin maintenance, cleaning and litter removal at the hotspots.

Rangers will patrol identified hotspots during peak littering times, speaking to litterers, and enforcing littering offences.

Albury City Council - $31,494

Hey Tosser! Keep Albury Clean
This project will target takeaway, beverage, and cigarette butts littered at selected shopping centre car parks by educating the community of the impact of litter ending up in local waterways including the Murray River. The Project will use a mix of education, installation of waste and butt bins, ranger training and patrols, and partnership with key takeaway shops and cigarette vendors. The project will promote the EPA reporting App, and include ranger enforcement training. The project will partner with the RAMROC L-RIP litter grant process.
Albury case study (PDF 357 KB)

Canterbury-Bankstown Council - $58,100

Tackling Takeaway Litter in Bankstown
This project will target takeaway wrappers and beverage container litter at carparks around Bankstown. The Project will use a community based social marketing approach, including prompts and pledges to encourage greater community engagement with the problem of littering. Partnerships will be explored with key takeaway outlets to promote anti-littering messages. The project will also promote the use of the EPA reporting App. Bins will be trialled in carparks to allow for waste disposal from cars.

Canterbury-Bankstown Council - $92,000

Litter Management in Campsie through CBSM
This project will utilise a Community Based Social marketing (CBSM) approach and establish community anti-litter groups to target littered hotspots. The core component will be to use face-to-face interaction, pledges, consultation and community participation to engage the community. The project will use Hey Tosser materials to educate the community, providing a range of signage, social media use, interactive displays and cues. The project will focus on clean-up of hot spot sites, notably graffiti and gum removal. The need for additional bins and correct placement and butt bins will be assessed. The project will promote litter fines and partner with Teracycle to collect cigarette butts for recycling.

Blacktown City Council - $125,000

All Eyes on Blacktown
This project will target littering on 13 main arterial roads that lead in and out of Blacktown city. The project will engage local business and stakeholders to include signage on their property; as well as strategic signage and banners along roadways, bus shelters and on waste bins. The Project will run community events to educate and encourage positive behaviour. Waste bins will be upgraded along roadways. Letter box drops will also be used to educate the community on littering and promote the EPA reporting app. A litter enforcement officer will also be employed to establish an enforcement presence along the key roadways.

Camden Council - $43,900

Cleaner Car Parks at Sporting Grounds
The project will target litter at sporting ground car parks. It will assess the required bins, including positioning, upgrades or new waste bins. The Project proposes to install gates to ensure after-hours access is restricted to reduce littering at these times. The project will look to engage local sporting groups to promote campaign messaging at sporting matches, including the promotion of the EPA reporting App.
Camden case study (PDF 265KB)

City of Canada Bay - $38,100

Back of Business – putting litter in its place
It will recruit and champion businesses to encourage others to participate. The project will work with businesses to identify strategies and solutions at the start of the project and link with the Council BINTRIM program to address bin issues. Information will be provided to business regarding the correct use of bins and creative engagement techniques employed to increase community pride and awareness. The educational campaign will be supported by correct infrastructure and improved cleaning, as well as an enforcement element using litter fines and clean-up and prevention notices.

Coffs Harbour City Council - $26,390

Gallows Beach Carpark Litter Reduction Pilot Project
This project aims to reduce litter at Gallows Beach car park and prevent litter making its way into the ocean. The project will target takeaway and beverage containers, and cigarette butt litter. Two big belly solar bins will be installed and a cigarette butt bin. Hey Tosser material will be used to educate site users. Council staff will conduct an enforcement blitz to provide information to users and encourage and reward correct disposal. Promotions will be conducted on social media and partnerships with a local board rider’s organisation will be established.
Coffs Harbour case study (PDF 525KB)

Eurobodalla Shire Council - $59,350

Eurobodalla Uncovered Loads Roadside Litter Reduction Initiative
This project aims to reduce litter from vehicles’ unsecured loads travelling on major roads. The project will educate tradespeople and specifically drivers and passengers of open tray vehicles and trailers about preventing roadside litter. Roadside clean-ups will be undertaken, as well as education visits to building sites, waste management facilities and industrial centres. Incentives will be offered including tray covers and stowable and durable litter/recycling bags. The project will also feature an education campaign via local media and an enforcement blitz by local rangers. Mobile road-side messaging and signage as prompts will also be incorporated.
Eurobodalla case study (PDF 257KB)

The Hills Shire Council - $65,000

Clear Reflection
This project aims to minimise the impact of littering on the flora and fauna within the Norwest Business Lake (within the Norwest Business Park). The project will improve infrastructure and signage, and provide website and social media information and formal correspondence to leading building companies and certifiers. Council rangers will also increase enforcement of the area to target littering behaviour.
The Hills cases study (PDF 570KB)

Cumberland Council - $50,545

Hey You! Bin Your Butts!
This project will target cigarette butt litter in 3 retail and car park sites. The project will build on a previous campaign run by the council -No Butts about Holroyd. The project will install strategically placed butt bins with targeted signage. There will be onsite education and street theatre to target smokers, distribution of branded personal butt bins and partnership with local business. A litter enforcement officer will also be engaged to promote campaign messages and applicable fines.
Cumberland case study (PDF 171KB)

Kempsey Shire Council - $125,000

LOTS (Litter Off the Streets)
This Project will look to develop litter reduction areas in two key areas- south and west Kempsey. The project will establish a partnership approach to deliver community education and clean-ups with more local enforcement and infrastructure. Partnerships will include local community representatives, Aboriginal elders, PCYC and litter champions as well as engagement with local business, workers, visitors and residents.

Penrith City Council - $30,000

Penrith Litter Prevention Project Part 2 - Nepean Hospital surrounds
This Project aims to reduce the level of food/drink packaging and cigarette butt litter throughout the pedestrian throughways and along the adjacent road verges near key access/egress points surrounding the Nepean hospital. The project will use Hey Tosser signage and installation of bins to target passing pedestrian traffic and hospital staff to curb littering behaviour.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council - $116,000

Port Macquarie Litter Prevention and Education Program
This Project aims to target litter and littering behaviour in the main population centre of Port Macquarie. The main focus of the project will be an education and awareness campaign, including a refocus on enforcement through ranger engagement: first warnings then issuing of fines in the latter part of the campaign. The project will install new bins as required, to complement an existing project aimed at renewing older bins.
Port Macquarie-Hastings case study (PDF 411KB)

Port Stephens Council - $80,000

Cleaner Spaces - Positive Places
This project will target litter at two main road sites leading to industry and tourist destinations. The project will build on Round 2 project activities including: training rangers; installing in-car dash cam cameras in ranger vehicles; in-car litter bag handouts; Hey Tosser signage and banners at key sites; periodic clean-ups; media campaigns; door knocking; enforcing patrols and mail outs. The project will focus heavily on building partnerships with key business and community stakeholders to support the campaign.

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council - $87,575

Clean waterways in Jerrabomberra
This Project aims to tackle litter at specific sites around Lake Jerrabomberra in order to stop litter entering into the waterways. The Project will develop partnerships with community groups to run education and awareness campaigns, information workshops, and sponsored-clean up days. An enforcement blitz will be conducted by rangers. Hey Tosser campaign material will be displayed in Jerrabomberra Commons and the community centre, and brochures distributed to residents. Eight new eco bins with photographic panels will be installed at hot spots as well as drainage grates to ensure rubbish does not enter waterways.
Queanbeyan-Palerang case study (PDF 343KB)

Randwick City Council - $125,000

Litter Campaign
This project will target litter at foreshore and car parks at Maroubra and Coogee beaches. The project will undertake site clean-ups at project inception, installation of signage along bin cages, railings and walkways leading to sites. Face-to-face engagement of site users as well as ranger engagement will increase during the weekends to promote campaign messages. The campaign will also be promoted through existing council communication channels, bus stops and local newspapers.
Randwick case study (PDF 430KB)

Waverley Council - $92,000

Bondi Unwrapped
This project proposes to purchase an on-street bin cleaner to enhance the appearance of bins to encourage users to correctly dispose of waste. The project will also strategically install butt bins at hot spot locations. Hey Tosser campaign messaging will be used at hot spot sites, and rangers will undertake education within the community about littering. The Project will continue work already started, promoting the community to report litterers.
Waverley case study (PDF 676KB)

Wollondilly Shire Council - $43,871

Warragamba is our Home
This project aims to encourage residents and visitors to Warragamba dam to be more aware and active towards litter, especially along the approaching roads. The project will encourage regular volunteer clean-ups. Hey Tosser materials will be used to promote the impact of litter on the area, with promo giveaways used at the annual Damfest. The EPA reporting App will be promoted. Partnerships with local business will also be used to promote campaign messages.

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Bankstown City Council


We Like Our Park Litter Free

This project, at four recreational reserves and associated car parks, builds on the lessons learned from Bankstown's litter pilot programs and focuses on developing infrastructure, service standards and community education to reduce littering during peak usage on weekends.

Highlights will be an outreach program using pledges and rubbish bag give-aways to engage park users. The key audience will be families and community groups having picnics.

Bathurst Regional Council


Hey Tosser! Bathurst

Bathurst Council and Charles Sturt University in partnership will tackle litter at hotspots identified within Bathurst CBD and around the university. Working together to address the problem collaboratively, the project will include educational, infrastructure, community engagement, enforcement, measurement and monitoring at four major retail sites.

Blacktown City Council


Transient Tossers

This project addresses littering targeting two types of visitors to the area - truck drivers who use the Minchinbury Industrial Area as rest stops and people visiting major attractions in and around Reservoir Road, Prospect. The project has the support and participation of local businesses and retailers, including StarTrack Logistics, Aldi, Woolworths, Village Roadshow (owner of Drive In Blacktown) and Wet'n Wild Sydney. In particular, there will be an enforcement focus on litter from vehicles in combination with an enhanced education program.

Brewarrina Shire Council


Brewarrina Town anti-litter educational & enforcement program

Brewarrina Council has identified that littering along the Brewarrina town retail strip and surrounding park is a growing problem. This project will involveHey Tosser!anti-litter signage throughout the hot spot areas along with an advertising campaign in the local newspaper. The council will also run a significant clean-up program with support and engagement from local schools, Brewarrina Aboriginal Land Council and the Brewarrina Fishing Club.

City of Canada Bay


Hey Tosser! - Bin your Butts

Canada Bay Council will target cigarette butt littering at two key retail precincts which have direct stormwater links and are close to the Parramatta River.Hey Tosser!Bin your Butts will include two different trial concepts for tackling litter in the two locations with the finding feeding into Canada Bay's litter strategy to tackle litter for the broader community. The project will target smokers and others users of the area who witness littering and will use a range of tactics to compare engagement and enforcement techniques. This will include infrastructure upgrades, butt litter bins and communication strategies to encourage people to do the right thing.

The City of Canterbury


Railway Parade Lakemba Litter Prevention Program

This project will build on community goodwill and the hard work of local residents to reduce litter in Lakemba. An active local litter action group partnered with the Canterbury Council to implement Round 1 of the Litter Prevention program. The aim is to engage and collaborate with the community to clean and remove litter along a small shopping strip, car parks, and recreational area and reserve. The sites were chosen to build on the earlier project and to continue to maintain the community goodwill and momentum.

Central West Local Government Alliance


Better Litter Outcomes for Travelling Stock Reserves in the Central West

This project will focus on travelling stock routes of Crown-owned land, managed by local land services and containing valuable biodiversity refuges and areas of significant cultural heritage value. Stock routes are often the only uncleared land for kilometres around and their popularity for camping and other recreational activities often means that littering is a problem. People fail to appreciate the environmental value of the sites and they litter because they think they can't be seen. This project aims to address those behaviours by educating users about the values of the sites and highlighting the adverse impacts of litter and the penalties that apply. It will use signage at each of the targeted sites and leverage the concept of 'the witness' as a behavioural deterrent by installing surveillance cameras.

Cooks River Alliance


Cooks River: Cutting the Litter

The Cooks River Alliance aims to reduce litter by delivering culturally appropriate, creative and locally relevant education, enforcement and community participation activities. The project brings together three councils, two community groups and the Ethnic Communities Council. Actions include: community pride events, clean-ups, tree planting, litter source investigations, drain infrastructure interventions and increased enforcement to reduce littering in Canterbury, Marrickville and Strathfield local government areas. It will target littering from cars, smokers and small businesses and engage Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Hindi speakers.

Dubbo City Council


Dubbo Central Business District - Bin Your Butts and Bat for the Macquarie River

This project focusses primarily on reducing cigarette butt litter in Dubbo's CBD, highlighting the impact of litter on stormwater run-off draining into the Macquarie River. While the primary objective of the project is to change the behaviour of smokers, it will also address paper, paperboard, takeaway containers and glass litter in the CBD, drawing awareness of the broader problem. The project will combine community education and engagement, regulation and enforcement, clean-up programs and new infrastructure.

Eurobodalla Shire Council


Eurobodalla Public Retail and Car-Park Litter Reduction

This project aims to reduce litter and stormwater pollution in targeted public car parks and retail areas through community engagement, education, enforcement and improved infrastructure. Cigarette butts will be a primary focus, having been identified as the main litter items. There will be a clean-up at each site and new bins installed, where needed, to encourage responsible litter prevention behaviour.

Fairfield City Council


I Sustain - LOTS (Litter off the Streets) Campaign

This campaign will work in conjunction with the council's current 'Litter off the Streets' program and will focus on infrastructure, including the installation of bigger bins and new designated free standing cigarette butt bins. It will also include a strong educational component to deliver a healthier and more pleasant environment for the general community.

Hawkesbury City Council


Hey Tosser! in our car parks and Richmond main street

Three main hotspots have been identified in this project involving bin upgrades to replace the existing bins and the trial of ashtray models to encourage smokers to put their cigarettes out before putting them in the bin. Signage and posters will be installed at all three sites and an Enforcement & Compliance Officer will monitor littering and issue fines, each weekday, for one hour. The project will useHey Tosser!branded advertising and material, including posters on bins and shopfronts, flyers, newspaper advertisements, outdoor banner, car stickers, litter display. There will also be a school poster to calendar competition and two public education events at the sites at the busiest time, Saturdays.

Holroyd City Council


No butts about Holroyd

Cigarette and chewing gum litter is a major issue in Holroyd, especially outside shopping malls and in retail strips and associated sitting areas. The target audience will include young people and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds who are smokers and/or gum chewers. A range of methods will be used, including signage, promotion of alternative disposal behaviours and community education. The community engagement and awareness strategy will include street theatre to raise awareness of littering and penalties, input from cultural and community organisations, local media promotion and strategic advertising.

Kiama Municipal Council


Kiama's Litter Hotspots Project

This project aligns with Kiama Council's Litter and Illegal Dumping Integrated Plan. It focuses on cigarette butt litter along the retail strips in Kiama and Gerringong and will involve the installation of new double bin enclosures (garbage/recycling) with integrated ash bins in each hotspot. A cigarette butt litter education campaign will be developed for retail strip workers, focusing on proper cigarette butt disposal, the harmful effects of butt litter to the environment and potential fines associated with butt littering. The project also includes the purchase of a mini street sweeper to be used at all retail strips within the municipality to enable the Council to improve the current level of cleanliness across a wider area.

Ku-ring-gai Council


Litter Free Wahroonga

To address littering in Wahroonga Village, this project will include five major elements. Community engagement and awareness will be raised through media and other visual campaigns. Business owners will be asked to engage with their customers to encourage the correct disposal. A thorough clean-up of the Village will be conducted and regular scheduled maintenance will ensure the site remains clean. The bin infrastructure will be upgraded with cleaner, close-lidded bins to minimise wind-blown litter, and signage will highlight the fines that can be imposed on litterers.

Kyogle Council


Kyogle Events Litter Prevention Project

Kyogle Council will tackle litter at six sporting and community sites, including the showground, amphitheatre, racecourses and several sports fields. Many of these sites host major public events, such as agricultural shows, gymkhanas, camp drafts, car rallies and horse racing carnivals which generate considerable litter. This program will make waste bins more visible to patrons, provide mobile waste bins where needed and skips with the 'Hey Tosser' branding as well as engage local sports clubs and community groups to promote theHey Tosser!message.

Lithgow City Council


Lithgow Litter Prevention Program

Lithgow City Council will target cigarette butts and littering at roadside stops using education, community engagement, enforcement and new infrastructure. New lidded waste and recycling bins will be installed at roadside stops after Local Litter Checks identified wind and animals as a major cause of litter spread in these areas.

Maitland City Council


Litter Reduction Program

This project aims to reduce waste and empower the community to appropriately dispose of waste. Two sites will be targeted as examples of litter areas, with a larger focus promoting litter education across the entire local government area. The project will use signage, media and education materials and include the installation of new bins that are user friendly, highly visible and encourage good behaviour.

Manly Council


Manly Council Litter Prevention Program - targeting gum chewers

Manly Council will focus on chewing gum litter from locals and visitors who arrive by ferry and walk down The Corso toward Ocean Beach. A Local Litter Check identified large amounts of chewing gum on many of Manly's public walkways, especially business and shopping strips. This project will fund a gum removal machine to clean up the environment and discourage littering. As well as the new equipment, the project will include innovative education techniques such as 'gum targets' or 'gum boards' where gum chewers are invited to stick their gum on an engaging target board rather than create litter.

Muswellbrook Shire Council


Hey Tosser, Don't Rubbish Muswellbrook!

This project will tackle cigarette butts and littering from cars to address two key littering behaviours identified by Muswellbrook Shire Council. The campaign will include installing litter bins in the council-owned car park in the centre of town to deter cigarette butt littering and education to stop people throwing takeaway packaging out of car windows. The takeaway containers component addresses research that shows that the large amount of takeaway container litter along the highway around areas of major employment was a result of workers buying breakfast on their way to work and discarding the packaging out of the window rather than keeping it in the car to dispose of at work.



Roadside litter, 'blown not thrown'

This project aims to reduce litter from uncovered loads ending up on roadsides and parklands. NetWaste and participating councils will encourage residents accessing landfills and transfer stations to cover their load through an awareness and enforcement campaign to help make sure the rubbish ends up where it should and not on the road.

North East Waste


Litter Reduction and Prevention in the North East Waste Region

North East Waste will target cigarette butts, paper and plastic packaging in problem hotspots across member council areas. The project will target materials and locations identified as priorities through Local Litter Checks, including retail shopping strips. It will include installing extra bins, implementing theHey Tosser!litter campaign; increased enforcement through effective signage, collaboration with local businesses and a community engagement activity based around an initial clean up using NE Waste contractors and performers.

Parramatta City Council


Zoom in on Cigarette Butt Littering in Parramatta

Parramatta City Council will partner with building owners and managers in the Parramatta CBD to address cigarette butt littering through infrastructure and education. The latest micro litter cleansing equipment will be bought to clean up cigarette butt litter in hotspots and a community education and awareness campaign will encourage people to use new butt bins installed around town. Stage one of a month-long media blitz will begin in October 2014 to coincide with the National Butt Free Day and will involve train station ad panels advertising, cigarette butt litter inspired public art, free personal ashtray giveaways, increased monitoring and frequent cleaning.

Port Stephens Council


Litter in Industrial Sites & Access Roads

This project will focus on litter at industrial sites in the Port Stephens local government area, addressing the issue of litter on access roads thrown from vehicles as people drive to and from work. Port Stephens Council will use an integrated approach that will start with a Local Litter Check to gather evidence and data, followed by community education and engagement, regulation and enforcement, infrastructure and clean-up activities.

RAMROC Riverina Waste Group


RAMROC Riverina - Terminate the Tosser

RAMROC Riverina's project will focus on litter around parks, shopping centres and roadsides, targeting people who don't understand the impact of litter and potentially don't see it as an issue. A number of areas will be targeted in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area in a project that will involve a major advertising campaign and upgrades to make it easier to dispose of waste correctly. Key audiences will be seasonal workers, tourists and travellers.

Southern Councils Group


Southern Councils Litter Prevention Program

This regional program will raise community awareness of the problem of litter, influence people's choice to not litter and encourage them to dispose of their litter appropriately, using theHey Tosser!material. It will run in conjunction with participating councils' local litter prevention programs and include print media, signage, posters and regional community engagement events. It builds on the success of the Southern Councils Regional Illegal Dumping Prevention Program, utilising established networks, partnerships, coordination and governance arrangements to implement, monitor and report on results.

Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC)


Trash Your Ash - A Picnic-Based Approach: Applying Resident Research to Charcoal Disposal Bin Solutions

SSROC plans to change the littering behaviours of portable charcoal barbecue users through an integrated approach. The project will involve capturing direct observational and qualitative data and ideas from park users and maintenance staff. A Local Litter Check baseline will be established and a purpose-built bin will be designed using the feedback. Nineteen bins will be rolled out at three popular parks as a pilot project and, if successful, SSROC and member councils will share the findings with other councils who service this litter type. The pilot may also be extended into a second round of charcoal bins.

Uralla Shire Council


Uralla Shire Council - Back to Basics Stage 2

Back to Basics Stage 2 will focus on identified hotspots in the Uralla Shire and build on the work undertaken in Stage 1, due to be completed in June 2014. The four parts to Stage 2 involveHey Tosser!promotion, site clean-up with new infrastructure and signage, enforcement by council rangers and an evaluation at each site.

Wagga Wagga City Council


Hey Tosser!

Through this project, Wagg Wagga City Council will tackle the problem of roadside litter along two main arterial roads. Targeting drivers who litter from cars, the project will include a community clean-up of the target areas through the annual 'Clean Up Wagga Wagga Day' event held in August. Free car tidy bags will be given out at strategic locations, while community education will let people know about fines for littering from cars and ways they can report people they see littering. Council staff will deliver enforcement activities and a follow up with Local Litter Check, when the project is complete, will determine its success.

Wollongong City Council


Wollongong Council Litter Prevention Program

Wollongong City Council will target a number of popular coastal hot spots that generate litter on a daily basis and are used by locals and tourists alike. The project will support the Southern Councils Group regional initiative and highlight where litter goes to when it flows into the stormwater system after rains, which is on beaches where we swim. Promotions and activities will include media releases, signage, posters, enforcement and community events.

Wyong Shire Council


Expanding Litter Prevention (ELP) at The Entrance - Picnic Point and Terilbah Reserves - Phase 2

The continued partnership project between Wyong Shire Council and Take-3 will focus on prevention of fishing litter, cigarette butts and plastic items at specific areas within Picnic Point and Terilbah Reserves at The Entrance. The project will build on the success of the Round 1 Foreshore Fishing Focus at The Entrance and expand prevention activities to include cigarette butts and plastics. In addition it will develop specific local research on behaviours of all user groups.

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Albury City Council


Albury City Council Litter Project

Targeting a 6-kilometre busy bike track between Barnawartha Creek and Dean St, Albury, this project will reduce litter through clean ups, installing bins, signage, community involvement and education to underline that littering is not accepted in Albury.

Case study (PDF 1.8MB)

Blacktown City Council


Artillery Crescent Shopping Precinct Seven Hills Litter Project

The Artillery Crescent Shopping Precinct in Seven Hills will be targeted for a litter reduction trial that aims to instil community pride and inform the design of a proposed precinct refurbishment.

Case study (PDF 2.4MB)

Canada Bay Council


Litter in the Bay

The 'Litter in the Bay' project aims to target behaviours associated with litter hotspot Cabarita Park. Park usage and littering is at its highest over the weekend, with cigarette butts, coal beads and bottle tops identified as top littered items.

Case study (PDF 3.2MB)

Canterbury City Council


The Boulevard Lakemba Litter Prevention Project

To engage and collaborate with the community to clean and remove litter along The Boulevard shopping strip, Lakemba, between Haldon and Croydon Streets. Small litter items, such as drink containers, takeaway food wrappers and cigarettes will be targeted, plus larger milk crates and other dumped items.

Case study (PDF 1.6MB)

Cessnock City Council


Litter-free Roadsides in Cessnock

This project will tackle roadside litter along the key tourist routes of Wollombi Road and Wine Country Drive. The main behaviours to be addressed are throwing litter from vehicles and the added visual impacts of litter from roadside mowing.

Case study (PDF 939KB)

Hunters Hill Council


Gladesville Shopping Precinct Hey Tosser! Litter Improvement Program

This anti-litter education campaign in the Gladesville Shopping Precinct aims to change behaviours around littering broken glass, bottles and cigarette butts. The project will see new bins with education messages installed and engage local businesses and their staff in anti-littering behaviour.

Case study (PDF 544KB)

Lismore City Council


Heritage Park Litter Reduction: A Multi-target Approach

The popular Heritage Park in Lismore will be the focus of an anti-litter campaign that will encourage smokers to put butts in bins and set up designated smoking areas. Enforcement officers will patrol the park and talk to visitors, with signage and new recycling bins helping to ensure park users do the right thing.

Case study (PDF 3.4MB)



Penrith Litter Prevention Project: Mark Leece Oval and Ched Towns Reserve

The Penrith Litter Prevention Project aims to minimise food and drink packaging and cigarette butt litter at Ched Towns Reserve, Glenmore Park and Mark Leece Oval, St Clair. The project will target users of the fields to curb littering behaviour and encourage a greater sense of community responsibility for litter.

Case study (PDF 2.1MB)



Eastwood Litter Prevention

The litter prevention project focuses on Eastwood business strip and it most commonly littered items of cigarette butts, receipts, wrappers, toothpicks and fruit peels. This project will install signage in three different languages, install extra butt bins, beautify garden beds to discourage littering and repaint poles and amenities.

Case study (PDF 1MB)



King George's Paradise

This project will focus on an area next to the Peel River at King George V Avenue and a closed section of Scott Road (no through road). This project will develop new recreational infrastructure seating, bins, signage or fencing to tackle littering behaviour and frequency and foster community ownership of the area.

Case study (PDF 1.5MB)

The Hills Shire Council


Clean View

This project will target takeaway food and cigarette butt litter at Porters Lookout in Dural and will include education and signage, new bins for general waste and recycling and engagement with local schools and businesses.

Case study (PDF 1.8MB)

Uralla Shire Council


Uralla Shire Litter Program: Back to Basics Stage 1

This project will targeting littering in Bridge Street, Uralla, including Porter and Pioneer Parks. Activities will include installing waste infrastructure such as litter bins, replacement of signage and general maintenance and clean-up of the area.

Case study (PDF 1.8MB)

Wollongong City Council


CLAW = Clean Land and Water

The historic Wollongong Harbour/Blue mile area will be focus of this anti-litter campaign, engaging the many visitors, recreational fishermen and community members that enjoy the area. Targeting fishing tackle, bait bags and food packaging litter, the project will include a parent-child fishing competition, car park displays with litter education messages, new bins, enforcement and beautification of the area.

Wyong Shire Council


Terilbah Reserve: Phase 1

This project will target recreational 'fishers' at Picnic Point Reserve and Terilbah Reserve, The Entrance to reduce fishing related litter and its associated impacts. It will include bins, education and advertising.

Case study (PDF 2.1MB)