Waste Management Services are responsible for sweeping over 38,000 kilometres of streets and footpaths each year as well as emptying litter bins and dog waste bins in the District.
Litter ranges in size from a single sweet wrapper, to a bag full of rubbish. The Environmental Protection Act of 1990 states that if a person drops, throws, deposits, or leaves anything that causes defacement in a public place, they are committing a littering offence. People caught littering can be issued with a fixed penalty notice. Failure to pay will result in prosecution, so always try to use a litter bin or take it home.