In South Australia, there are different classifications of littering which carry different degrees of sanctions subject to the material that is being dumped.

Disposing any amount of class A hazardous material constitutes a $250,000 fine for a body corporate or, $120,000 or 2 years imprisonment for a natural person.

Disposing 50 litres or more of either class B hazardous material or general litter, constitutes a $60,000 fine for a body corporate or, $30,000 or 6 months imprisonment for a natural person. A $1000 expiation fee will also apply.

Disposing under 50 litres of class B hazardous material will constitute a $10,000 fine and a $500 expiation fee, and; disposing under 50 litres of general litter will constitute a $5000 fine and a $210 expiation fee.

Class A hazardous litter includes asbestos, material containing or mixed with asbestos, and any other substance prescribed by regulation.

Class B hazardous material includes live cigarettes, syringes, glass, and any other substance prescribed by regulation.

General litter includes any solid or liquid domestic or commercial waste, and includes; cigarettes, chewing gum, food and food scraps, beverage containers, clothing, dead animals, vehicles, (…) and any other substance prescribed by regulation.

[1]Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 (SA) s 22(1)

ibid s 22(5)

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