Don’t Be A Tosser This Easter

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott residents not to be tossers these Easter holidays by taking responsibility for their rubbish and either placing it in a bin or taking it with them.

“From this week Hey Tosser! ads will roll out across the state, including on TV, radio, social media, billboards, and some public transport to remind people to dispose of their litter responsibly,” Mr Elliott said.

“The aim of this campaign is to spread the message that being a tosser is not acceptable.

“I have been quite vocal in my calls for a Container Deposit Scheme, but that is just part of the solution.

“As a community, we have a responsibility to each other to maintain our pristine walkways, creeks and parks.”

Since March last year more than 10,000 people have registered to report littering from a vehicle, resulting in more than 13,000 reports and over 8,000 fines.

Mr Elliott said the objective of this Hey Tosser! campaign was to reduce food and drink container litter, cigarette butts and littering from vehicles during Easter.

Environment Minister Mark Speakman said every year the NSW government, NSW councils, land managers and community groups spent more than $162 million collectively managing litter.

“The government is committed to reducing the volume of litter in NSW by 40 per cent by 2020,” Mr Speakman said.

For more information about the Hey Tosser! campaign visit: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/heytosser/