Central Coast Council awarded $36,000 state government grant for targeting litter hot spots

Scot MacDonald. Picture: David Stewart
Scot MacDonald. Picture: David Stewart

Central Coast Council had been awarded a $36,000 grant from the state government to deliver projects targeting litter hot spots.

The grants have been awarded under the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.

Central Coast Council was one of 18 projects successful in accessing funding under Round 4 of the Litter Prevention Grants program. A total of $1.18 million was awarded in this round to projects that will target local litter hot spots and work to improve community behavior when it comes to doing the right thing.

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 anti-littering regulations.

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.

“Through the litter prevention grants, the NSW government is working with councils to tackle litter at a local level”, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said.

“These grants support councils to run programs that assist with litter clean-ups, and community education – we all know what it means to do the right thing when it comes litter, but these grants will help ensure that we put that awareness into action.”

More information about the Litter Prevention grants is available at epa.nsw.gov.au.