LITTER BUGS: Rubbish expert Mr G Litter will be visiting Casino Beef Week’s Show n Shine.
LITTER BUGS: Rubbish expert Mr G Litter will be visiting Casino Beef Week’s Show n Shine. Contributed

Don't be a tosser: Casino takes action to stop the rubbish

CASINO'S Canterbury St has been identified as a "rubbish hotspot", with cigarette butts and takeaway food packaging named as the main problems.

That's why Richmond Valley Council and North East Waste will be holding a special event as part of Beef Week in an effort to reduce littering.

On May 30, from 9am until noon, rubbish expert Mr G Litter will visit the Show n Shine car show to take a fun look at littering behaviour and ask the question: "What sort of tosser are you?"

There will also be the opportunity to take the Litter Challenge and go in the draw to win vouchers for use at the Casino RSM Club.

This event is part of the NSW Environment Protection Authority's statewide Hey Tosser litter reduction campaign.

North East Waste secured $70,000 for the regional campaign under the Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

Some of the funding has been used to install new bin enclosures and cigarette butt bins to encourage people to do the right thing.

As well as the installation of new bins and signage, the State Government is trialling education strategies and boosting surveillance and monitoring to deter litterers and enforce penalties.

Litter costs Australians up to $350 million each year for clean up and prevention.

Rubbish dropped in streets, parks and along roadsides pollutes beaches and waterways, impacting on marine and bird life.

Fines for littering range from $80 to $450.



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