Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Litter: Don't Mess with Us

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Litter: Don't Mess with Us

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Byline: Hannah Busch

PENALTIES

Litterbugs can be handed an on-the-spot fine of $220 or up to $3300 in court.

If the rubbish is dangerous such as broken glass or lit cigarettes, the fine rises to $440 or $4400 in court.

More than 14,000 discarded cigarette butts have been picked up in Queensland since April last year and more than 1700 plastic food packets.

ROADSIDES are the worst places for littering across the region, according to Fraser Coast Chronicle readers.

Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd, Bingham Rd and the Bruce Hwy all attracted ire from readers after the Chronicle took to Facebook to ask the Fraser Coast where littering was the worst in the region.

Jodie Chapman reported that she picked up several bags of rubbish on the northern side of the Bruce Hwy near Tiaro.

"This could have all ended up in the stomachs of our livestock," Ms Chapman said.

Rachel Manssen was one of several readers who commented on chronic rubbish in Eli Creek. …

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