Murray Valley Highway Litter Project

The Adopt-a-Roadside program is a great way for individuals, organisations, or businesses to help maintain litter free sections of Victoria’s roadside network.

Cleaner roadsides have many positive effects, such as reducing pollutants from entering waterways, improving the quality of remnant vegetation as well as the improved aesthetics of the area.

In partnership with Sustainability Victoria and Keep Australia Beautiful, Resource GV and the North East and Central Murray Regional Waste Management Groups are working together to both promote this great initiative, and investigate the amount of litter generated along our region’s roads.

The project will collate litter loads across multiple sites to gauge the amount of litter present. These sites will be re-audited over the year to assess how much litter is being generated annually.

CMRWMG Executive Officer Karen Fazzani regards roadside litter as a significant issue across Victoria.

“By providing consistent and accurate data, this project will gauge the extent of the problem.

“It will also look at the effectiveness of educational programs developed to improve these behaviours,” stated Ms Fazzani.

The project, targeting the Murray Valley Highway which links tourist destinations between the Murray River and the high country, aims to increase Adopt-a-Roadside exposure, build baseline litter records and use gathered data to inform decision making for future educational programs.

Members of the public who witness littering from cars are urged to report the offence to the EPA’s litter report line 1300 372 842.