Residents are reminded to ensure they cover their loads when transporting waste to avoid materials being dislodged and inadvertently littering the area.
“Not only is littering visually ugly but it also has a detrimental effect on the environment,” Council’s Waste Management Portfolio representative Cr Rob Mackenzie said.
“Littering from unsecured loads has to be collected by council staff and taken to a waste management facility for disposal”.
“Staff time and resources have had to be redirected to perform this task rather than doing work that is more essential”.
“I find it personally frustrating that littering is completely avoidable and that the financial impact of littering is an additional cost burden that has to be borne by ratepayers,” said Cr Mackenzie.
Littering is an offence and offenders can be issued with infringement notices or prosecuted with penalties ranging from $375 to $4876.00 depending upon the offence.