People across south-west Queensland are 'Talking Rubbish' with us in a bid to keep our roadside's clean.

Meet our Clean Up Champions (click names below):rrr-logo_cmyk

Talking Rubbish helps South West QLD clean up its act

Studies have shown the amount of litter tossed onto South West Queensland’s highways has decreased by up to 82% in the past year in the wake of our major anti-litter education campaign targeting litter bug motorists.

A recent audit has revealed the accumulation rate of litter on the Warrego, Barwon, Carnarvon, Cunningham and Moonie highways fell from 4,121 pieces in early 2016 to 781 pieces in May 2017. 

The New England Highway section north of the NSW border was the only roadside to show a slight increase in litter being dropped out of vehicle windows or at roadside stops.

Read the Roadside Litter Audit Report here.

Read about how we rolled out our campaign in this Media Release.

Let’s work together to keep our roadsides litter free:

 

Want to help? Join a Community Clean Up!

Organise one! QMDC has a trailer full of bags, gloves, signs and water bottles, and can help you sort a permit. All you need is to identify a local litter hot spot. Send an email to QMDC's Matthew Brown on mattb@qmdc.org.au or call 0427 982 149.  Aternative contact is our Toowoomba office on: 07 4637 6200.

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We'd like to thank Colquhouns - Specialists in bags and sacks - in Toowoomba, Queensland - for generously printing our Rethink Regional Rubbish collection bags.  

'Talking Rubbish' as part of our 'Rethink Regional Rubbish' project - builds on the success of the South West Region Roadside Litter Project (SWRRLP) and continues our partnership with the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, the Australian Packaging Covenant and the six councils of the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin as members of the Regional Waste Group.

SWRRLP was the first targeted regional litter campaign in Queensland and produced a public education program known as 'Love Queensland, Let's keep it clean'.  You can see permanent signage (as pictured below) roadside on our region's major highways.                                                                             

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Thank you to our campaign funding partners:  

 

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Thank you to the six regional councils who are supporting this campaign:

 

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Upcoming Events

Tyre use efficiency workshop

25 October 2017

We have teamed up with the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) to offer a series of workshops on tyre use efficiency in the heavy vehicle sector. The workshops are based on technologies and every day practices for improving…  + read more

Tyre Use Efficiency Workshop

27 October 2017

We have teamed up with the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) to offer a series of workshops on tyre use efficiency in the heavy vehicle sector. The workshops are based on technologies and every day practices for improving…  + read more

Tyre use efficiency workshop

31 October 2017

We have teamed up with the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) to offer a series of workshops on tyre use efficiency in the heavy vehicle sector. The workshops are based on technologies and every day practices for improving…  + read more