Residents reminded to tie down before they take off

Published on Monday, 11 July 2022 at 10:11:51 AM

In light of recent issues with litter falling off vehicles as it is being taken to our Waste Sites, residents across the Shire are asked to ensure their waste is adequately tied down or constrained before they take to the road.

Materials being transported on the back of vehicles such as utes, trailers and trucks that are not completely covered or secured can fly off whilst driving and become litter.

To reduce litter from unsecured loads in the Shire, remember to:

  • When transporting any materials, always tie down your load before you take off
  • Cover garden refuse with a tarpaulin or trailer net
  • Restrain furniture and white goods with good quality straps
  • Use webbing or straps to restrain cardboard boxes
  • Don’t carry loose tools in the back – use a restrained toolbox
  • Larger tools (e.g. garden tools like shovels) should be restrained by ropes, straps or a trailer net if they are not adequately contained by the body
  • When carrying loads, periodically inspect your vehicle to make sure it is safe and secure.

A load that hasn’t been secured properly, including sand, soil and small debris, which leaves a vehicle and becomes litter is illegal under the Litter Act 1979 and residents can be fined $200 on the spot.

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