Skip to main content

Help with the litter problem

Litter is one of the most visible signs of damage to our environment and remains a major environmental challenge.

Report a litterer

If you see someone littering from a vehicle or near the vehicle they are using, you can report to EPA. Examples of types of litter include cigarette butts, plastic bags, food packaging and drinks containers. You can make litter reports to EPA online using the EPA web form. Further information about reporting litter from vehicles can be found on 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.

What are we doing?

Public place recycling

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.

Litter traps

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.