Environment Canterbury to name and shame litterbugs online

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 12 Apr 2021, 6:16PM
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(Photo / NZME)

Environment Canterbury to name and shame litterbugs online

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 12 Apr 2021, 6:16PM

Cantabrians dumping old furniture in parks are about to be named and shamed online.

Environment Canterbury rangers collected 62 tonnes of rubbish from regional parks last year - and forked out more than $150,000 to dispose of it.

But litterbugs will now be slapped with a $750 fine - and their face splashed online.

Parks and forests team leader James Page told Heather du Plessis-Allan people dump everything - including the kitchen sink - in parks.

"We're getting garden waste and all sorts of household waste, furniture and things like that, being dumped down in the parks as well."

He says the community has called for a crack-down.

"We're sort of coming at it both guns loaded in the theory that this is something the public has been quite vocal about usĀ 

doing something about."

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