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New litter campaign hits the road

Free breakfasts are on offer around the shire to help educate people who regularly transport items for disposal, particularly building waste, about the importance of properly securing loads. Kicking off the campaign Free breakfast will be supplied to the first 20 tradies at the Rivermouth Café, Sunpatch Parade, Tomakin, from 8am today, Monday 28 November

Tradies and open-tray vehicle drivers are the target of a new Council project to reduce roadside litter.

Council recently secured funding from the NSW Environment Protection Authority to complete a litter reduction program on local roads and highways.

Free trailer covers and car litter bags will also be available to those who attend.

Litter surveys revealed that common items found along target roadsides were lightweight trade and building waste, such as polystyrene, plastic, foam and Gyprock.

This litter is often unintentional and is wind-blown from poorly-secured ute, trailer and truck loads.

Details of further events will be announced at a later date.

Meanwhile, Council and NSW Roads and Maritime Services staff will conduct clean-ups along target roads during the campaign and Council rangers will target littering from vehicles.

Council encourages the community to report littering from vehicles by using the EPA’s reporting portal, available online and on mobile devices Media Release

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