Give a toss to help reduce littering

MEDIA RELEASE 4 April 2017

The Hey Tosser! campaign is back in the spotlight this April.

The long-running litter prevention campaign aims to educate the community about litter, the impacts on the environment and also to inspire the community to put rubbish in a bin or take it with them.

Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said littering was a damaging but a preventable environmental problem.

“Our community deserves a clean and safe environment, so we are asking people to think about the consequences of littering and report any incidents to the EPA. By having our community support this campaign, it sends a strong message that littering is not tolerated,” he said.

Since February 2015, more than 20,000 people across NSW have registered with the ‘Report to EPA’ website to report littering incidents. Over 26,000 reports of littering from vehicles were made, demonstrating that many people care about keeping the environment clean and safe for everyone to enjoy.

To report littering from a vehicle a person needs to:

• witness litter being thrown, or blown, from the vehicle
• provide the vehicle registration details and the location where the incident took place
• report the incident within 14 days
• make a report on the EPA website
• be willing to attend court as a witness, if required.

To make a report visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au/reporttoepa

For more information on the Hey Tosser! campaign visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au/heytosser

Media Contact: Corinne Boer Media and Communications Officer