Overview

Resource Recovery Gippsland, which plans for waste and resource recovery for the region, has received funding from Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government to develop a Regional Litter and Illegal Dumping Plan.

The plan will be the result of a partnership between councils, state government departments and agencies and community and environmental groups based on local evidence identifying litter and illegal dumping priorities for the region.

To help develop the plan, we are investigating community views, concerns and priorities about items that should have been disposed of correctly that become litter or are illegally dumped. We are seeking your views on these two issues separately where litter broadly is considered to be small items of waste while illegal dumping generally relates to larger items bigger than a plastic shopping bag.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and is confidential and anonymous. Individual responses will be collated and analysed as group data and reported back to the community as the regional plan is developed.

Completed surveys must be received by Sunday 4 August 2019.

Anyone that lives in the region is invited to complete a survey. When you complete the survey if you choose to provide your contact email address you automatically enter a draw to win a $100 gift card.

Please ask other locals to participate in the survey so their views can also be heard by directing them to the front page.

On behalf of Resource Recovery Gippsland and partners, thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

Resource Recovery Gippsland local government areas

Take our survey

If your council area is not listed, please return to the homepage and refer to the map to find your correct region

General appearance of public areas

2.a How important is it for your council to maintain the appearance of public areas?
2.b How has your local council performed on the appearance of public areas over the last 12 months?

Litter

3. How concerned are you about litter in your region?
4. Rate the following statements about litter: (please rate all that apply)
Strongly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Somewhat agree
Strongly agree
Is hazardous to human health
Is hazardous to marine life
Is hazardous to animals
Is hazardous to the (land, bush, waterways) environment
Makes me feel unsafe
Makes our neighbourhood / community look bad
Costs a lot to clean up
Can block drains and cause flooding
Attracts more littering in the same spot
5. When out in a public place and I need to dispose of small items of my waste I generally … to dispose of my waste.
6. What do you think are examples of littering? (please tick all that apply)
7. Why do you think people litter? (please tick all that apply)
8. How often do you pick up litter in a public place that wasn’t yours?
9. If you pick up litter that wasn’t yours what influences you to pick it up? (please choose ONE only)
10. In your region what can councils and the waste and the resource recovery group do to reduce litter? (please tick all that apply)
Top 5 priorities
  1. Beaches #
  2. Arounds shops #
  3. Residential streets #
  4. Recreational parks / gardens #
  5. Vacant private land #
  6. Camping grounds (paid) #
  7. Rivers / creeks #
  8. Bike paths #
  9. Bushland / plantations #
  10. Festivals #
  11. Sporting grounds and facilities #
  12. Roadsides #
  13. Industrial estates #
  14. Railway stations #
  15. State and national parks #
  16. Free camping areas - beside rivers and others #
  17. Farms #
  1. Fast food packaging and scraps #
  2. Cigarette butts, packets #
  3. Plastic bags #
  4. Dog poo #
  5. Dog poo in bags #
  6. Chewing gum #
  7. Overflowing public street / park bins #
  8. Micro plastics (very small pieces) #
  9. Beverage containers, straws, lids #
  10. Food scraps (apple cores / banana peel) #
  11. Tissues #
  12. Lolly, chip, ice cream wrappers #

Illegal dumping

13. How concerned are you about illegal dumping generally in the region?
14. Rate the following statements about illegal dumping: (please rate all that apply)
Strongly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Neither disagree nor agree
Somewhat agree
Strongly agree
Contaminates groundwater
Is hazardous to human health
Is hazardous to marine life
Is hazardous to animals
Is hazardous to the (land, bush, waterways) environment
Makes me feel unsafe
Makes our neighbourhood / community look bad
Costs a lot to clean up
Attracts more dumping in the same spot
15. When I have household goods, rubbish or garden waste to get rid of that won’t fit into my council bin, I: (please tick all that apply)
16. What do you think are examples of illegal dumping? (please tick all that apply)
17. Why do you think people illegally dump? (please tick all that apply)
18. In your region what can councils and the waste and the resource recovery group do to reduce illegal dumping? (Please tick al that apply)
Top 5 priorities
  1. Vacant private land #
  2. Residential streets #
  3. Recreational parks / gardens #
  4. Bushland #
  5. Beaches #
  6. Rivers / creeks #
  7. Camping grounds #
  8. Roadsides #
  9. Sporting grounds and facilities #
  10. Industrial estates #
  11. Railway stations #
  12. National / state parks #
  13. Around landfill / transfer station #
  14. Farms #
  15. Riverside camping #
  16. Around charity shops #
  17. Roadside stops #
  18. Around charity bins #
  1. Household furniture, clothes #
  2. Household rubbish #
  3. Garden waste #
  4. Tyres #
  5. Shopping trolleys #
  6. Batteries #
  7. Items when people shift homes #
  8. Mattresses #
  9. Household whitegoods #
  10. Building and demolition waste #
  11. Business rubbish #
  12. E-waste #
  13. Paint tins #

Reporting litter or illegal dumping

21. Did you know you can report litter and illegal dumping to your council?
22. If yes, have you ever reported litter or illegal dumping to council?
23. Did you know you can report to EPA Victoria’s litter report line (where litterers or illegal dumping from vehicles can be fined)?
24. If yes, have you ever reported to EPA Victoria’s litter report line?

Advocating ideas to state and federal government

25. Do you support councils and the waste and resource recovery group advocating to the state and federal government about litter and illegal dumping prevention?

Victorian Government bans

26. Did you know that from 1 July 2019 you can no longer put e-waste (anything with a cord or battery) into your kerbside garbage bin, hard waste or landfill?
27. Did you know that from 1 November 2019 the Victorian Government is banning lightweight single-use plastic shopping bags?

Is there anything else you would like to add about litter or illegal dumping?

Tell us a bit about yourself

29. What age group do you belong?
30. Please record your gender
31. Is your household?
32. How long have you lived in this region or council area?
33. How did you hear about the survey?

Chance to win a $100 gift card

Responses are confidential

The completed survey remains confidential to Resource Recovery Gippsland. If you provided your name and email for the $100 gift card your personal information will be de-identified from your survey responses. Thank you very much for completing this survey, your input is highly valued and contributes to decision-making in the interests of the community.

Privacy statement

Resource Recovery Gippsland is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in compliance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

Resource Recovery Gippsland is collecting the personal information in your survey response to administer the draw to win a $100 gift card. It will be de-identified from the survey response.

Individual responses will be collated and analysed as group data and reported back to the community as the regional plan is developed.

You have the right to access and correct your personal information by contacting: matthew.peake@gwrrg.vic.gov.au.