Do a local litter check

The EPA's easy-to-use 'Local litter check' is a free tool for people in the community, and for councils and other land managers. The tool helps you understand and design solutions for your local litter problem.

For an introduction to the 'Local litter check' download the guidelines (PDF 1.5MB).

Understand your litter problem

The 'Local litter check' helps you gather evidence about litter behaviour in your local area at sites such as parks, beaches and bus stops.

The kit steps you through key information you need to know such as

  • What is littered?
  • Who uses the area?
  • What bins are present, and is the area clean?

By answering these questions, you can build a plan of action to tackle litter.

'Local litter check' online

The ‘Local litter check’ online tool guides you through the steps.  With a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer connected to the internet, you can collect the information directly at your chosen site. 

Your ‘Local litter check’ information will be available online in an easy-to-use format to view, edit and share with others. 

Once your project is underway, use the ‘Local litter check’ to track your progress and measure your success.

To use the ‘Local litter check’ online tool you need to be logged in. For your first visit to the site, you will guided through a simple registration process.

Ready to get started?

Local litter check online

If the 3G or 4G network is unavailable at your selected site, paper forms are available for download to collect your information. You must then manually enter this data into the Local litter check online tool to complete the litter check process.

Other Litter Prevention Kit documents

Videos to help you use the Local Litter Check

  • Introducing the Local Litter Check
  • Preparation and location inspection
  • Doing a litter count
  • Location user survey
  • Results Summary
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