Illegal dumping investigation training

illegal-dumping-trainingThe Victorian Litter Action Alliance recently partnered with North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group to deliver a two-day illegal dumping investigation course in Wangaratta.

Delivered by trainers from NSW EPA via AELERT,the course had the following outcomes for participants:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of authorized officers about the waste regulatory framework
  • Empower and encourage authorized officers to proactively tackle littering and illegal dumping problems in their area
  • Inform authorized officers about the resources available to help them prevent littering and illegal dumping
  • Provide opportunity for authorized officers to liaise with each other and other regulators and learn from each other’s experiences

The 18 participants represented seven local governments, two Resort Management Boards, EPA Victoria and Sustainability Victoria.

Further training for authorized officers is being planned for 2016/17.  For further information please visit www.litter.vic.gov.au or litterchampion@sustainability.vic.gov.au