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.