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.
Since 1 February 2017, South Australians have been tapping 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.
From 1 May 2017, fines will be imposed to those caught littering from their vehicles following a 3-month grace period where warning letters were issued in lieu of fines.
Fines will range from $210 for 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 followed the introduction of the litter provisions in the 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.