Tackling Roadside Litter Together

Recent rankings placed sites within the Central Coast amongst the highest for roadside litter. With the help of the NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Central Coast Council is addressing this issue through the Roadside Litter Project.

The Roadside Litter Project has identified three roadside litter hotspots along the motorway link Blue Haven, Somersby Industrial Park and Kariong M1 on ramp. 

With the main litter identified as single use takeaway containers and drink containers, Council will be handing out 2500 in car tidy bags to local businesses as part of the project, to encourage motorist to keep their rubbish with them until they can dispose of it responsibly.

Local Businesses who have come on board to give away the In Car tidy Bags to their customers include:

Olivers Real Food, Northbound and Southbound Caltex stopover F3 Fwy
The Times Cafe, Kariong
Kariong Library, Central Coast Council
All Coast Air Conditioning
Somersby General Store and Takeaway, Somersby
Xpresso mobile, Gosford
Caltex Peats Ridge
For further information please call 4350 5377 or email

Reusable cup campaign

Disposable coffee cups are a major contributor to litter across the Central Coast. Reusable coffee cups are a better choice and it's easy to get into the habit of taking your reusable cup to your local cafe.

Central Coast Council is partnering with local responsible cafes to support the community in making simple changes to reduce litter. Council is providing partnering cafes with a limited number of reusable coffee cups to give away to regular customers, who would otherwise buy coffee in disposable cups.

Partnering cafes include:

Allagai Bay Cafe, Copacabana         
Barber Shop Expresso, Toukley
Treble Clef Cafe, Umina Beach
Caffe Jam, East Gosford
Helado, Ettalong Beach
Fare Cravin' Cafe, Gosford
Copaccino's, Copacabana
CafĂ© Mocha, Bateau Bay      
Dulce Mama, Gosford 
Gosford Olympic Pool
Copa Rascals, Copacabana
Terrigal Surf Cafe, Terrigal 
Toukley Aquatic Centre
The Time Cafe, Kariong
Nourish Foods and Catering, Toukley
Fudge Monkey, Woy Woy
Jasmine Greens, Umina
Maccoa, Terrigal
Short Black Expresso Bar and Cafe
Living Gourment, Erina
Bamboo Buddha, Holgate
Modern Organics, Long Jetty
Restaurant 616, Lake Munmorah
Oasis Cafe, Wyong
Two Birds Gallery Cafe, Toowoon Bay
For further information contact Sara Blanchfield, Community Education Officer; Learning Community on 4350 5377 or email: