Wednesday, 01 September 2021 17:07

WSROC campaign gets residents Moving away from illegal dumping

Many people don't realise that that it is illegal to leave unwanted stuff out on the kerb for other people to take, yet this is the most common form of dumping that occurs in NSW.

Illegal dumping is, by definition, the disposal of any waste that is larger than litter, on land or water, without correct approvals. WSROC's Moving? campaign helps Western Sydney communities to understand the problem of illegal dumping and to find ways to dispose of their waste correctly, by increasing awareness and providing information on disposal methods available to them.

Western Sydney councils identified this issue as a key challenge to be addressed in the 2017-21 Western Sydney Regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery strategy. As a result, WSROC has worked with council staff to develop a range of checklists and resources for residents to make the orect disposal of unwanted belongings easier: ultimately, reducing items left dumped on the kerbside.

The Moving? campaign ran across prominent real estate websites, social media and council platforms. Many of the resources were used in packages for strata managers and by other relevant stakeholders, including by distribution to more than 700 real estate agents.

Campaign resources are available here.

For more information on this project or resources, please contact:

Rey Behboudi, Project Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Acknowledgement: This project is a NSW Environment Protection Authority Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative funded from the waste levy

Last modified on Thursday, 02 September 2021 14:30