Litter is one of the most visible signs of damage to our environment, and remains a major environmental challenge.
Rubbish thrown from motor vehicles is a major source of litter. Should you witness someone littering from their car, you can report them via the EPA website.
To get ideas on what you can do to reduce the impact of litter on our environment, take a look at our Sustainability and Environment section.
Keeping our beaches and public spaces clean is a priority for our community. To help, we have 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.
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 crucial to a clean aquatic environment. To help with this we have 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 is capable of collecting up to 12 tonnes of material. Since the installation of the initial trap, 11 additional traps have been installed along the Brighton Foreshore with the assistance of the Brighton Rotary Club.
We have also installed over 250 litter baskets into the drainage side entry pits in most shopping centres.