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Keeping SJ Beautiful

Litter is unsightly and can also injure people and our wildlife.

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The build-up of litter reduces the beauty of our environment and can encourage further littering.

Examples of littering acts include but are not limited to:

  • Litter thrown from a vehicle ($200 fine) - in these cases, the person responsible for the vehicle will be deemed to have committed the offence where neither the litterer nor the driver of the vehicle can be identified
  • Littering in a public place ($200 fine)
  • Dumping rubbish in reserves or vacant land ($200 fine)
  • Depositing domestic or commercial waste in a public bin ($200 fine)
  • Items escaping from an unsecured load ($200 fine)
  • Posting publicity material in a public place or on a vehicle without the permission of the owner ($200 fine)
  • Careless cigarette butt disposal ($200 fine)

A maximum penalty of $5,000 (for individuals) and $10,000 (for corporations) may be imposed for littering offences.