2012 Illegal Dumping Deterrence measures – Project Report

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This report summarises the outcomes and observations on the effectiveness of various deterrence measures that councils typically employ to restrict access to public land and deter illegal dumping activities. The purpose of the trial was to document the efficacy of the measures across sites with various dumping activity characteristics.

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The purpose of the trial was to document the efficacy of the measures across sites with various dumping activity characteristics.

The trial identified the importance of understanding the characteristics of the site to be protected, and the type and extent of dumping activities occurring. Once this is adequately determined, one (or a multiple) of the following management scenarios can be utilised to restrict access to the site, and protect it from further degradation from illegal dumping activities.

  1. Installation of measures to completely eliminate vehicular access to a site;
  2. Installation of measures to control vehicular access to a site (either by sectors of the community or times of the day); and
  3. Installation of measures to deter illegal dumping activities on unrestricted land (i.e. open parkland or road reserve).

A series of decision support flowcharts have been developed from the trial observations to assist council officers to determine which of the measures trialled would be most appropriate for installation at any given site.

 

Date: 2012