A Lal Lal man will pay $540 in fine and court costs after tossing a disposable cup and lid into the street in Ballarat, last December.
A witness reported his car’s number plate to EPA Victoria after seeing him throw the cup out the window in morning traffic, at the intersection of Eyre Street and Doveton Street.
The man failed to appear when the case came up at Ballarat Magistrate’s Court. He was fined $200 without conviction and ordered to pay $340 in court costs to EPA Victoria.
Unlawfully depositing litter is an offence under Section 115 of the Environment Protection Act 2017, and EPA typically issues around 13,000 litter fines a year, many of them for small items such as food containers or cigarette butts.
Members of the public can report litter and other forms of pollution by calling EPA’s 24-hour hotline on 1300 372 842 or providing details online at epa.vic.gov.au/report-pollution/reporting-pollution