Thursday, 27 July 2017 10:43

Residents help drive down litter on West's roads

WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali in front of campaign banner at Auburn Station. WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali in front of campaign banner at Auburn Station.

Media release, 20 July, 2017

A campaign enlisting Western Sydney residents in the fight against roadside litter has resulted in a 36 percent reduction across the region’s main roads – demonstrating the strength of people power.  

WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali said “I am proud to report that between March and June WSROC saw a 36 percent reduction in roadside litter at 10 key sites across Western Sydney. 

“Some areas, such as the Great Western Highway at Warrimoo saw reductions as high as 100 percent.

“This demonstrates that the people of Western Sydney really do care about keeping the region clean, and are willing to do their bit to make a difference,” he said.

“The campaign, which was jointly run by WSROC, Roads and Maritime Services, and the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), called on Western Sydney residents to help catch litters by registering via the Report to EPA website,” said Cr Bali.

“Throughout the three month campaign there was a 58 percent increase in registrations to the Report to EPA website, however the most encouraging result was the clear choice of many drivers not to litter,” he said.

“Littering from vehicles can attract fines of up to $900, and that message was heard loud and clear,” said Cr Bali.

“I would like to thank Western Sydney council officers, program partners, and most importantly, Western Sydney residents for their contribution to reducing roadside litter across the region.

“I encourage residents to report littering from vehicles. If you see littering behaviour on NSW roads, visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au/reporttoepa/ to report the details,” said Cr Bali. 

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This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.

 

Media contact: Kelly-Anne Gee, 02 9671 4333 (ext. 118), 0425 871 868 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

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