Litter Prevention Plan

Hawkesbury City Council has been successful in obtaining a grant to develop a forward-thinking Litter Prevention Plan.

This plan will reflect Council’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and aims to enhance organisational capability for effective, strategic, and sustainable litter management and prevention into the future.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s Litter Prevention Grants Program aims to facilitate action and inspire leadership in litter prevention to ensure a healthy and thriving environment for the future. The program supports the new litter targets outlined in the NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 (WASM). Additional information regarding the grant program can be found here

Additionally, the Strategy will direct the delivery of Goal 6 of Council’s adopted Hawkesbury Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy, to ‘Reduce Litter’. The adopted Strategy can be viewed at

As a first step in the planning process, Council is engaging with the community in the Hawkesbury Local Government Area (LGA) to gain valuable insights into litter challenges and opportunities from a community perspective. What is litter? Litter is the small items that would fit into a plastic bag. Illegal dumping is larger items e.g., mattresses, tyres, etc.

Please note that illegal dumping is OUTSIDE the scope of this survey. Here’s how to get involved! If you are a resident in the Hawkesbury LGA, you can provide input via a short survey. It will take less than 10 minutes to complete, and responses can be anonymous if you prefer.

Take the survey at This project is an NSW Environment Protection Authority Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy initiative, funded from the Waste Levy.