What is litter?
Litter may be any material, substance or thing that is left or deposited in a place where by its nature it detrimentally affects the use of that place or the appearance or the material environment of the area in which it has left.
Litter may be any of the following materials:
- solid or liquid domestic or commercial refuse
- plastic bags
- cigarette butts
- debris or rubbish
- abandoned vehicles
- abandoned vehicle parts
- construction or demolition material
- garden remnants and clippings
- soil, sand or rocks
- any material that is left in a public place that does not belong may be litter
Did you know you could be fined for not covering your load of waste on your trailer or ute?
Ensure each load of waste you are transporting is adequately covered. Uncovered loads can spill onto the road, creating pollution and litter. Dust, soil and litter that escape from uncovered loads can wash into stormwater drains and pollute waterways. Don't risk a fine in excess of $500. Litter from uncovered loads can also cause an accident through heavy objects dislodging and dust obscuring the vision of other road users such as motor bike riders and pedestrains.
Transport waste responsibly. Cover Your Load
Updated: 14 April 2011