EPA - Dob in a Litterer
EPA Dob in a Litterer App
A new public litter reporting App and website, developed by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will give power to the people who see someone litter.
From Wednesday 1 February South Australians will have access to the Dob in a Litterer App and website to report cases of littering from vehicles.
The Dob in a Litterer App is free and easy to use. After downloading onto a phone or tablet, users simply complete a once-off registration process to commence reporting.
Dob in a Litterer uses the latest technology featuring drop down menus to identify the type, model and colour of the offending vehicle, a map to determine the exact location of where the littering took place, and also includes a photo feature to capture evidence.
Research has shown that cigarette butts remains the main contributor to litter in South Australia, with other items including takeaway food containers, plastic bottles and paper.
The Dob in a Litterer app has been specifically designed to target littering from vehicles.
Fines have been set at $210 for small amounts of general litter, $500 for Class B hazardous litter, which includes lit cigarettes or butts, used syringes and glass, and $1000 for quantities of litter more than 50 litres on volume, such as illegal dumping.
The app is free and available for Android and Apple phones and tablets.
The launch of Dob in a Litterer coincides with the introduction of the litter provisions of the new Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016, and a State Government commitment to introduce a public litter reporting system.
A similar system is operating in NSW and Victoria.
South Australia maintains its reputation for sustaining a clean environment and this legislation and the new app and website is making this happen. These reforms will significantly deter littering by giving the power to all citizens to report littering and result in reduced clean-up costs to local government, as well as improved services for the South Australian community.