SHOALHAVEN City Council rangers will target people throwing rubbish from vehicles and litter hotspots in a new campaign.
The Hey Tosser campaign involves council rangers, the Environment Protection Authority and the Southern Councils Group.
As part of the anti-littering campaign rangers will be handing out information packs, free car litter bags and personal ashtrays during their regular patrols.
Residents who see litter being thrown or dumped from a vehicle are encouraged to report the offence via the EPA website www.epa.nsw.gov.au, use the Report to EPA mobile app or through the EPA Hotline 131555.
Fines average $200 for people convicted of littering.
Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash said the Hey Tosser campaign was being rolled out across the Southern Councils Group in a bid to educate the community to the damage litter can cause the environment.
“Littering costs the community financially, taking away hundreds of millions of dollars across the state that could be better spent elsewhere.
“Littering not only makes the area look dirty and unkempt it pollutes our local area, causes flooding, harms animals and people and can end up in our waterways,” Cr Gash said.