Fines now in place – Dob in a Litterer
Fines are now in place for those in South Australia caught littering from their vehicles as part of a new campaign developed under the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 to reduce litter from our roads.
The free Dob in a Litterer app and website were launched in February 2017 and allows South Australians to report those littering from vehicles instantly via an Apple or Android phone, tablet or computer.
Issuing of fines came in to effect on 1 May 2017, following a three-month grace period to create community awareness about the program.
Since the launch of the program the EPA has received 581 reports of littering from vehicles with 165 expiations issued.
Cigarette butts contribute to almost 94% of litter thrown from vehicles.
Fines range from $210 for general litter, $500 for hazardous litter such as lit cigarettes and higher for large volumes of litter or illegal dumping.
The campaign and online tools are part of the State Government’s commitment to introduce a public litter reporting system.
The app is available to download from www.dobinalitterer.sa.gov.au