$134,000 FOR COUNCIL ANTI-LITTERING PROJECT

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP has announced Kyogle Council and North East Waste will receive $134,000 under the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative for local litter action.

Mr George said Kyogle Council had secured $65,000 and North East Waste $69,610.

Kyogle Council will tackle litter at six sporting and community sites to make bins more visible to patrons, provide mobile bins where needed and skips with the “Hey Tosser” branding.

North East Waste will target cigarette butts, paper and plastic packaging in problem hotspots across member council areas, including installing extra bins, implementing the “Hey Tosser” litter campaign and increased signage.

“Local communities are best placed to know where the local litter hotspots are and how best to tackle the problem.

“The NSW Government is revitalising anti-littering efforts across NSW, including providing this support to work with councils and communities at the local level.”

“Across NSW, projects from the Government’s Litter Grants will see new bins installed, innovative education strategies trialled and surveillance and monitoring boosted to deter litterers and enforce penalties.”

The $20 million Litter Prevention Program is one of several initiatives under the NSW Government’s $465.7 million Waste Less, Recycle More to transform waste and recycling in NSW. It also includes funding for community litter prevention grants, currently available through Keep NSW Beautiful.

For more information about Waste Less, Recycle More and the Council Litter Prevention Grants, including a list of successful applicants, visit the EPA website: www.epa.nsw.gov.au/waste/WasteLess.htm

Litter facts

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577