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Urban residential

Urban residential – Actions

Food waste thrown on the ground Overflowing bins Dumping paint/chemicals down sinks and into stormwater drains Improperly secured items (particularly during storm, heavy weather events) Dumping of asbestos and other items from home building and renovation Incorrect disposal of cigarette butts Inappropriate disposal down sewerage, for example oil and cooking fat and flushing non-disposables down the toilet and leakage of microplastics into the sewerage system from washing polyester and other acrylic clothes

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Practical actions that can help managers reduce waste pollution in the urban residential sector include:


Last updated: 10 May 2021

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2021) Urban residential – Actions, WetlandInfo website, accessed 30 August 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/management/pressures/litter-illegal-dumping/sources/urban-residential/management.html

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