You could be slapped a $450 fine for tossing facemasks

A $450 fine for facemasks tosser littering footpaths, car parks as well as shopping trolleys
In New Year many Australian cities and states made it mandatory to wear facemask in public places to help stop COVID-19 spread in the community. If someone fails to comply with this new facemask rule would get a $200 fine. After this, everyone in public started to wear a facemask, and now cities and councils experiencing another problem, people not disposing of it properly. 

To deal with facemask debris cities and councils in Australia started slapping a fine for littering facemasks in public. Blacktown City Council warned the public it could fine $450 if people toss facemask in public places such as footpaths, driveways, car parks as well as shopping trolleys.
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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we are seeing facemasks littered on footpaths, in car parks and even in…

Posted by Blacktown City Council on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

‘Littering these items can put other community members at risk of contracting COVID-19. Littering is illegal and a $450 aggravated littering fine will be issued to anyone caught littering a facemask.’ Council says on its social media account. After Council’s littering notice, people shouting for Biohazard waste bins from the council.

 

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