ROCKINGHAM’S LitterBusters team has collected more than 1100 tonnes of illegally dumped waste in the City since its 2014 launch.
The team has produced a reasonable impact on the overall amenity of public areas.
Mayor Barry Sammels said the City of Rockingham was the first local government in WA to develop and deploy a dedicated rapid response team on-call seven days a week.
“With multiple ways to report litter, the team is kept very busy responding to customers’ requests,” he said.
An average of 2500 LitterBusters requests were made by members of the public each year through the mobile app, the 1800-4-Litter number and online.
“The idea for LitterBusters came about as a response to our Customer Satisfaction Surveys in which residents identified litter as a priority are,” Cr Sammels said.
“Council recognised the need for a concerted effort to address these concerns, so we took the innovative step of creating a dedicated rapid response team.
“LitterBusters has made a big difference to our community and we have seen a significant improvement in the customer satisfaction rating of our performance in litter management since the team commenced.”
LitterBusters responds within 24 hours to all litter-related reports from the community, working seven days a week to ensure a rapid response.
The team also focus on surveillance, investigation, removal and prosecution of illegal dumping.