Secure Your Load

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To reduce roadside litter, the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group and its member Councils are encouraging residents to always ‘Secure Your Load’ when visiting waste facilities. The ‘Secure Your Load’ program was developed as an awareness campaign to increase the public’s understanding about transporting unsecured loads and reduce roadside litter at waste facilities.

According to a survey conducted in the Loddon Mallee region, nearly one in every ten loads entering waste facilities in the region was not secured. Roadside litter from unsecured loads is a bigger problem than most people may realise. A study undertaken by Sustainability Victoria showed that over 10,000 tonnes of litter is removed from Victorian roadsides every year at a cost of approximately $2.3 million.

Securing your load is the right thing to do and secures the safety of all road users.