On Saturday Katy Gallagher announced a new trial program to resolve illegal dumping next to charity bins. The trial will begin on Wednesday and involve relocating charity bins in Weston Creek shopping centres to Cooleman Court and enhancing enforcement on unmoved bins (more detail here).
“Charity bins are a great way for people to donate clothing, footwear and blankets to people in need, but unfortunately an estimated one third of material left at charity bins is unusable and is currently going to landfill, which creates a burden on charity organisations and an eyesore for the local community, ” the Chief Minister said.
[…]”Some preliminary trial activities – such as enhanced enforcement – were conducted at Gungahlin Town Centre in April/May 2012 which resulted in warnings and litter infringements being issued to members of the community who were doing the wrong thing. This activity, along with significant media publicity, saw a reduction in illegal dumping in this area within the first month.”
Should be interesting to see how well this works.