MIDWASTE has received a $200,000 NSW Government grant for litter reduction initiatives, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said.
The NSW Government’s Litter Regional Implementation Program offers funding to the state’s 14 waste groups to support their member councils to work regionally to tackle litter problems unique to their communities.
MIDWASTE, which has Coffs Harbour City as a member council, was one of nine Regional Waste Groups awarded a grant under the Litter Regional Implementation Program.
“From roadsides to parks, takeaway containers to drink bottle rubbish, these grants will help combat litter from all angles,” Mr Fraser said.
“The NSW Government’s goal is to reduce litter volume by 40 per cent by 2020 and these grants will help Regional Waste Groups and their member councils cut the amount of litter on their streets, in their parks and waterways.”
This grant program will help Regional Waste Groups and their member councils to tackle litter by identifying hotspots, running education campaigns, and organising clean-ups.
More information about the Litter Regional Implementation Program grants is available at http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wastegrants/council-litter.htm.