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05 May 2018 Posted by 


THREE key areas on the coast are set to get a whole lot tidier, thanks to a $36,000 litter grant from the NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Central Coast Council Unit Manager Learning and Education, Beth Burgess, said the money would help provide an integrated approach to litter prevention including education and awareness, infrastructure, regulation and enforcement at three targeted sites.

The Central Coast Roadside Litter Project will concentrate on litter hotspots at Blue Haven Link Road, Somersby Industrial Park and Kariong M1 on ramp.

“This project is all about encouraging behaviour change and educating the community on how to report littering from vehicles,” Mrs Burgess said.

“The grant funding will be going towards clean-ups of target areas, roadside signs at each site reminding motorists how to report littering from vehicles to the EPA as well as installation of 19 dash cams in rangers’ vehicles.

“There will be increased ranger patrols in these areas, increasing your chance of being caught if you do litter.

“With the main litter identified as single use takeaway containers and drink containers, we will also be handing out 2500 reusable polyester tidy bags to local businesses.

“The idea behind them is motorists and passengers can keep rubbish with them until they are able to dispose of it responsibly and not worry about any leftover food or drinks spilling in their vehicles – the bags can then be rinsed and reused.”

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