Litter is one of the most visible signs of damage to our environment, and remains one of our major environmental challenges. Fortunately there is lots we can do together to reduce the impact of litter on our coastal environment.
Public Place recycling
Keeping our beaches and public spaces clean is a priority for our community. To help, Bayside City Council has installed recycling and general rubbish bins at many of our parks and reserves and along the coastline. These bins have informative signage to help you separate your recyclables from your garbage.
Rubbish thrown from motor vehicles is a major source of litter. Should you witness someone littering from their car, you can report them to the EPA.
Report a litterer
When it rains, litter gets washed down our stormwater drains and enters Port Phillip Bay, where it impacts the health of the marine environment.
Preventing litter from reaching the bay is a high priority for Bayside City Council, who has installed a number of litter traps and drainage baskets in storm drains throughout the municipality to prevent litter from entering the bay.
A litter trap - also known as a Continuous Deflective Separation unit, or CDS unit - is capable of collecting up to 12 tonnes of material. Since the installation of the initial CDS unit, 11 additional traps have been installed along the Brighton Foreshore with the assistance of the Brighton Rotary Club.
Council has also installed over 250 litter baskets into the drainage side entry pits in most shopping centres.
Page last updated: 27 Nov 2013