Media Releases 2017

Report a tosser and help keep the Coast clean

27 Mar 2017

Central Coast Council is throwing its support behind the state-wide campaign to stop littering.

 

Hey Tosser! is all about raising awareness about the impacts of littering on the local environment, and changing the behaviour of litterers.

 

Litter can damage the environment, harm wildlife, cause safety issues in open spaces as well as injuries to people.

 

Council Administrator, Mr Ian Reynolds, said everyone can play their part in helping to reduce the amount of litter.

 

“By working together, we can all help keep the Coast clean,” Mr Reynolds said.

 

“Council is using community education to help control littering and works such as gross pollutant traps to capture litter before it enters our waterways.

 

“We also support the Take 3 initiative which encourages everyone to clean up three pieces of litter when they visit a beach or park.

 

“We live in such a beautiful part of the country. That's why Council is also supporting the NSW EPA and encouraging you to report a tosser if you see them littering, especially from their car.”

 

Roadside litter is one of the most unnecessary and preventable environmental problems.

 

When people litter from their cars, it ends up in the drainage system which leads to the major waterways and can create all sorts of environmental problems for the flora and fauna that call the Coast’s local waterways home.

 

The NSW EPA can issue fines of up to $250 for an individual and $500 for a corporation for littering from a vehicle, based on reports from members of the public.

 

Find out how you can report a tosser littering from their vehicle by visiting www.epa.nsw.gov.au/heytosser