Dob in a Litterer
A new litter reporting app and website developed by the EPA will give power to the people who see someone committing a littering offence.
From 1 February 2017, South Australians can tap into the 'DOB IN A LITTERER' app and website to report cases of littering from vehicles.
Dob in a Litterer uses the latest technology featuring dropdown menus to identify the type, model and colour of the offending vehicle, a map to determine the exact location of where the littering took place, and also includes a photo feature to capture evidence.
Fines have been set at $210 for small amounts of general litter, $500 for Class B hazardous litter which includes lit cigarettes or butts, used syringes and glass, and $1,000 for quantities of litter over 50 litres such as illegal dumping.
The launch of Dob in a Litterer coincides with the introduction of the litter provisions of the new Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016, and a state government commitment to introduce a public litter reporting system.
South Australia maintains its reputation for sustaining a clean environment and this legislation and the new app and website are making it happen. These reforms will significantly deter littering by giving the power to all citizens to report littering and result in reduced clean-up costs to local government, as well as improved services for the South Australian community.
The app is free and available for Android and Apple phones and tablets.
For more information and Frequently Asked Questions visit www.dobinalitterer.sa.gov.au
Warning: It is an offence to use a mobile phone while driving.