Monitoring and surveillance can be effective tools to address litter and dumped waste in hotspot areas. They include the use of cameras and drones (specific legislation applies to both), sensors, and surveys and compliance projects.
Monitoring and surveillance can involve the wider community. Queenslanders are encouraged to report littering and illegal dumping incidences using the Litter and Illegal Dumping Online Reporting System (LIDORS).
Sensors can be placed in community rubbish bins, charity donation bins and other containers to alert managers that bins need emptying. This prevents waste from escaping onto streets and streamlines collection times.
Surveillance cameras can assist in preventing litter and illegal dumping, with a range of cameras available for covert and overt surveillance. Note: specific legislation applies to the use of cameras, including privacy requirements.
Surveys, projects and compliance operations
The Queensland Government conducted projects in specific problem areas to identify littering and illegal dumping, and assess intervention measures. Findings from these projects are being used to improve anti-littering and anti-dumping campaigns.
Last updated: 10 May 2021
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2021) Monitoring, WetlandInfo website, accessed 5 October 2022. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/management/pressures/litter-illegal-dumping/management-interventions/monitoring.html