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Roadside litter campaign revs up

Roadside litter campaign revs up

Eurobodalla Council will host a free tradies breakfast at Bunnings Batemans Bay on Wednesday morning to help entice drivers of open-tray vehicles to properly secure their loads.

Council is using funding from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) as part of the ‘Hey Tosser’ campaign to conduct a litter reduction program on local roads and highways.

As part of the program, free breakfasts and trailer covers have been on offer around the shire to target people who regularly transport items for disposal, particularly building waste and green waste, and educate them about the importance of properly securing loads.

Litter surveys conducted by the EPA revealed that common litter 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.

Council staff will be at Bunnings on Wednesday January 25 from 7am to 8am handing out free trailer covers and litter bags to those who register. A free barbecue breakfast will be provided courtesy of Bunnings.

Above: Tradies can enjoy free breakfast as part of the Hey Tosser litter reduction program at Bunnings on Wednesday morning. Council’s Dale Sponberg will be there handing out free trailer covers.

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

Council encourages the community to report littering from vehicles using the EPA’s reporting portal, available online and on mobile devices or report littering to Council rangers on 02 4474 1000. Media Release

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