City of Gold Coast spends more than $7 million a year cleaning up litter and illegally dumped waste from our streets, parks, bushland, beaches and waterways. Despite the efforts by City staff and hundreds of volunteers, these wastes can cause harm to wildlife and people, as well as pollute our streets, natural areas, waterways and beaches.
The City's Litter and Illegal Dumping Reduction Plan (2019–24) aims to slow this growth and change littering and illegal dumping behaviours across the city using a more proactive approach. We love our city so let's keep it clean by disposing of waste responsibly in the first place.
This plan is the result of action 1.3 of the City's Solid Waste Strategy 2024. The plan also supports the Gold Coast Ocean Beaches Strategy (action 2.2) and the Gold Coast Water Strategy (action 4.5).
The Litter and Illegal Dumping Reduction Plan will achieve its objectives through 11 key priorities:
What we will see by 2024: