Published on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 at 5:40:00 PM

The Shire successfully received a 2020/2021 Keep Australia Beautiful Campaign (KABC) - Community Litter Grant, which enabled it to tackle its roadside litter issue by designing and producing an alternative to the commonly used car litter bag. Instead of using plastic, the Shire will provide paper car litter bags to travellers and local community members to keep litter inside a vehicle with its grant.

Dedicated Shire staff members will distribute these paper bags to accommodation providers, car rentals and other local businesses. In addition, the Shire's Ranger Services Team will support the distribution of those bags in a mobile approach during their patrols. Visitors and residents are also welcome to collect the free of charge paper car litter bags at the Shire's Front Office and the Ningaloo Visitor Centre. Outdoor Packs, including a re-usable bin bag, gloves and tongs, are also available at the Shire Offices.

The initiative is the last stage of the 2020/21 Community Litter Grant, including the" Litter Nothing" and "Secure your Load" signage along the North West Cape, Clean up Days and the paper car litter bags.

Early 2022 will see the 2021/22KABC Grant roll-out, supporting a new initiative re-focussing on the importance of secured loads when travelling around Exmouth and the region.


"Council is very happy about the ongoing support from Keep Australia Beautiful. These additional projects are a valuable support to ongoing initiatives and efforts and make an essential difference in our town. We are pleased to see that all approached businesses are on board to supply the car litter bags to their customers, showing the importance of this issue to our residents.”

"Council is striving to meet the community's goals, set by our Community Strategic Plan, to protect and value our natural and man-built environment. And this includes taking every opportunity to actively reduce litter and waste threatening this environment and educating our residents and visitors about the issue. Littering is often a mindless act, and Council tries to encourage everyone to litter nothing but time when enjoying the Ningaloo Region and Exmouth."

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Sandra Flint, Coordinator Communications & Marketing, Shire of Exmouth
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