CHARLES Sturt University’s (CSU) latest campaign targeting litterbugs ends next month, but not without leaving a lasting legacy.
The university’s Hey Tosser! Bathurst campaign, a joint venture with Bathurst Regional Council, promotes keeping the city tidy.
Over the past few months, the message has been delivered through cinema, bus, radio, print and social media platforms and new infrastructure has been added in the CBD and on campus.
The CBD target location at the corner of Howick and William streets, near the bus shelter, has been given new signage, while the bins and seating have been refurbished.
At CSU, the library lawn area has been fitted with new no-touch bin hoods and signage.
In addition, an app has been developed to assist people with reporting litterers, while forms are also available at the council chambers.
CSU Green sustainability officer Alesha Elbourne said the initiatives would assist in reducing the amount of litter in the Bathurst area.
“It is quite an extensive reporting process that will make people more accountable for littering,” she said.
As the campaign winds down, a competition is up and running which gives people the chance to win a 16GB iPad mini valued at $299.
Simply download the Report to EPA, then send an email with your contact details, including your SMS registration code, to email@example.com by May 31.
“The project finishes in June and the competition is our last effort to raise awareness before it close,” Ms Elbourne said.
“And, they’ll have the app to use in the future.”