Eco Angel program
About the program
The Eco Angel Program is designed to help schools, community groups, businesses and individuals come together and keep Lake Macquarie clean all year round.
Council will provide everything you need to clean up and will dispose of the waste you collect for free.
Who can be involved
Any school, community group, business, sporting group or charity can organise a clean-up event.
How will Council help
Council will help:
- to promote your event and encourage others to volunteer
- by providing a free clean up kit including litterbags, gloves, merchandise and appropriate paperwork
- collect and dispose of waste from the clean-up
Register to clean-up a site
All you need to do is get a group together, pick a spot in Lake Macquarie you would like to clean up and register your site at least four weeks prior to your planned Eco Angel clean-up event. Council will then be in touch with you to arrange the rest.
Upcoming Eco Angel events
Become an Eco Angel supporter
Businesses can show support for their community and the Eco Angel program by:
- donating staff time to a clean-up event
- providing an in-kind donation
- putting on a barbecue or morning tea for a clean up group
- rewarding volunteers with a voucher or gift
If you would like to support a clean-up event call our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333.
Report littering in Lake Macquarie City
If you see litter being discarded or blown from a vehicle you can report this to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). You will need to record details such as the vehicle registration, location, type of litter, date and time. When doing so make sure you do not compromise your safety. By reporting littering from motor vehicles, you can help raise awareness, reduce clean-up costs and keep NSW clean.
You will then need to report the incident either directly through the EPA website or through a mobile app, which, once downloaded, will take you to the reporting portal.
Reporters (aged 18 and over) will have to register their personal details, agree to terms and conditions, and declare understanding of the responsibilities.
Reports are required to be made within 14 days of the incident.
Fines for littering from a vehicle range from $250 for an individual, $500 for a corporation, to $900 for aggravated littering such as lit cigarette butts during extreme conditions.
For more information, visit the EPA website at www.epa.nsw.gov.au.
This project is a Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the Waste Levy.
Page last updated: 21 March 2019