Carelessly discarded cigarette butts are a frequent cause of fires which pose a danger to lives and property, they also pose a risk to our natural environment and wildlife as they don’t break down.
You can help reduce the likelihood of destructive bushfires and help to protect the environment by disposing of your cigarette butts responsibly and making sure others do the same. Make sure your butt is fully extinguished before disposing of it and remember to never throw your cigarette butt from a moving car.
Under new state legislation, careless disposal of a cigarette butt can attract a fine of up to $500 for an individual. If you see someone carelessly dispose of a cigarette you can report the offence via the Dob in a Litterer app or website. For more information please contact our Community Safety Team on 8405 6600.