There are many things you can do which will prevent you from littering your local area and affecting your local waterways.
Hazardous household chemicals should be properly disposed of through a Hazardous Waste Transfer Centre. For more information ring the Department of Environment on 6364 6500.
Wash your car on your lawn or nature strip and avoid strong detergents as these can damage the grass. Most commercial carwashes use recycled water.
Use the special bins for cigarette butts around local area and at public transport stops. Contact the manager of the building in which you work about installing and emptying butt bins outside the building. Carrying a personal ashtray is a good way of avoiding littering when bins are not available.
Advertising material must be distributed according to the law. At home, all mail deliveries should be left either under the door or in a letterbox. If your letterbox has a 'no junk mail' label (or equivalent), junk mail may not be placed in it. Unwanted advertising material should be reported to the Distributions Standards Board (1800 676 136).
TrolleyTracker is all about information - passing timely and accurate information from members of the public and councils directly to trolley collectors so wayward trolleys can be returned to their stores. Working together we can help protect our environment. Contact Trolley Tracker on 1800 641 497 or visit
It is your responsibility as the owner to collect those little messages your dog leaves behind when you go for a walk. It is not only unsightly but really unpleasant for those who come after you. Many councils have local laws in place regarding dog poo on their streets and in their parks. Some provide special bags and bins in their parks.
Councils can spend a lot on cleaning up after illegal posted bills which include flyers and advertising material.
It is illegal to post bills without the permission of the property owner under the Litter Act 1979. Offenders, including those who instruct others to put up bills illegally, can be fined.
Plastic shopping bags cannot be recycled via domestic recycling collections but they can be reused.
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