Litter Hotspots: Ramp up litter prevention

Nillumbik Shire Council

Ramp Up Litter Prevention was a partnership involving Nillumbik Shire Council, local schools, businesses and organisations, which aimed to reduce the amount of litter entering the Diamond Creek from Eltham Skate Park and the Bridge Street underpass. The project involved the installation of new bins and vibrant student-driven artwork in public spaces, education and engagement and monitoring activities. The campaign also raised awareness of the impacts of litter on local waterways and platypuses.

Key achievements from this project included:

  • 469kg of litter collected 
  • 60% increase in awareness of platypus living in the Diamond Creek 
  • 38% increase in stormwater awareness 
  • the design and installation of a skate ramp with an internal rubbish bin. 

 

Resources

  • Case study: Ramp up litter prevention - Eltham Skate Park Case Study 1.3 MB

    This case study explores council and community partnerships to reduce the impacts of litter in and around Diamond Creek and to raise awareness of litter on platypus populations in the local waterways.

  • Nillumbik Shire Council - Ramp Up Litter Prevention: Eltham Skate Park Final Report Report 5.7 MB

    This report was written by the Nillumbik Shire Council as part of their Litter Hotspots funded project 'Ramp up litter prevention - Eltham Skate Park'. The report highlights the project's key activities, including communications, PR and marketing as well as litter reduction data and approaches taken to engage and educate youth using the Eltham Skate Park about the impact of litter on platypus living in the nearby creek. 

Last updated: 15/12/2017