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Don’t waste this littering opportunity

By Riverine Herald

NSW regional waste groups can now apply for $1 million in state government grants to reduce and prevent litter in the region.

“The grants program aims to support regional councils to deliver local litter prevention projects,” Member for Murray Austin Evans said.

“This is about keeping our local environment the way it was meant to be — litter free.

“Projects funded in previous rounds include the installation of bins, education campaigns using Tosser! campaign materials, litter enforcement, and ongoing monitoring and evaluation.

“Funding has also been provided to undertake more strategic projects, such as cost-of-litter studies.

“Latest figures reveal the litter volume across the state has dropped across all litter categories, down 48 per cent since 2013.’’

The grants are funded through the $802 million Waste Less Recycle More initiative administered by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

The initiative is the largest waste and recycling funding program in Australia.

For more information visit epa.nsw.gov.au/working-together/grants/litter-program/council-litter-grants