Muswellbrook High School, Muswellbrook Girl Guides and rugby league clubs supporting anti-littering campaign

AN anti-littering campaign targeting “tossers” has gained the support of the Muswellbrook community, schools and sports clubs as people increasingly understand the impacts of littering.

Muswellbrook Shire Council recently enlisted the support of local rugby league clubs, Muswellbrook Girl Guides and Muswellbrook High School in the campaign and, to date, has funded more rubbish bins for rugby league clubs to use on game days as well as signs and other promotional material to reinforce the “Don’t be a Tosser” message. 

Council’s Sustainability Unit has also been working with the high school on ways they can reduce their litter. 

A presentation to students focused on the impact of litter and extra bins have been provided to the school to use as part of their Container Deposit Scheme program. 

“Muswellbrook High School is pleased to be working closely with council to support the war on waste,” stage 5 head teacher Narelle Smith said.

“Students will learn about the effects of rubbish and how they can make a difference. 

“We are about to introduce a bottle recycling program with monies raised donated to the local Men’s Shed for 2018. 

“This is an excellent way for students to have a hands-on opportunity away from the classroom.”

Muswellbrook Girl Guides have also taken the anti-littering message on board and have been working on producing anti-litter packs for primary school pupils.

“By working on this project to increase awareness in primary school, students they hope to make a difference to Australia’s environmental attitudes for years to come,” Muswellbrook Guide Leader Sally Jackson said.

“We want to thank Muswellbrook Girl Guides, Muswellbrook’s rugby league clubs and Muswellbrook High School for their support,” council’s sustainability officer Mick Brady said.

“They have been very keen to play their part in this campaign.”

This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.