New phone application available now!
A new phone application designed to combat public littering will give more power to the community.
The litter reporting application, called Dob in a Litterer, was developed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and went live on Wednesday 1 February.
Users operate Dob in a Litterer to report instances of littering, with the application featuring a combination of location marking, information submission and a photograph feature.
The application is free and easy to use. After downloading users simply complete a registration process and are then free to commence public reporting.
The launch of Dob in a Litterer is a result of a State Government commitment to introduce a public litter reporting system, coinciding with the introduction of the new Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016.
South Australia is home to some of the country’s most picturesque ranges and landscapes, never-ending beaches and an abundance of pastoral districts. It is everyone’s responsibility to maintain the integrity and condition of our environment, and the implementation of the ‘big brother-like’ Dob in a Litterer gives the power to the people.
These reforms will assist in deterring litterers and result in reduced clean-up costs to local government, as well as improved services for the South Australian community.
Fines have initially been set at $210 for small amounts of general litter, $500 for Class B hazardous litter, which includes lit cigarettes or butts, used syringes and glass, and $1,000 for quantities of litter more than 50 litres of volume, such as illegal dumping.
Dob in a Litterer is free and available for Android and Apple phones and tablets.