Litter Hotspots: Development of a Low Maintenance GPT
Manningham City Council
A strategic infrastructure and stormwater engagement project aimed at developing and trialing new 'Riversafe' low cost maintenance gross pollution trap (GPT) prototypes to manage the collection of stormwater litter pollution. Working with Monash University's Water for Liveability Centre and Neighbourhood Activity Centre Traders Associations, Manningham City Council installed GPT prototypes at seven of its neighbourhood activity centres located across Manningham.
The council also utilised the installations as an opportunity to conduct community and trader education to improve personal responsibility for litter disposal and prevention, with the aim of helping to improve the quality and amenity of the Yarra River corridor.
Key achievements from this project included:
- installing six new GPTs in key hotspots
- a feature in the 2017 Melbourne Waste Expo.
Case study: Gross pollutant trap Case Study 1 MB
This case study examines a strategic infrastructure and stormwater engagement project implemented by Manningham City Council to trial the use of new gross pollutant trap (GPT) prototypes to manage the collection of stormwater litter pollution.
This report was written by Manningham City Council as part of their Litter Hotspots funded project 'Development of Riversafe Low Maintenance GPT'. The report highlights the project's key activities, including research, communications, PR and marketing approaches taken to develop and trial the use of a new low cost maintenance gross pollutant trap to reduce litter in stormwater.
These images illustrate how Manningham City Council's low maintenance gross pollutant trap works.
Last updated: 20/05/2020