Victorian Litter Report

The Victorian Litter Report (VLR) was established to measure the Victorian Government’s former target of reducing littering behaviour by 25%. The VLR provides information on key indicators of litter reduction in public place locations throughout Victoria. This information has been used to guide programs and facilitate improvements in littering behaviour.

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Victorian Litter Report 2013
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Victorian Litter Report 2013 Word version
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Victorian Litter Report 2011
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Victorian Litter Report 2011
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Victorian Litter Report 2010

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Victorian Litter Report 2009

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Victorian Litter Report 2007

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Victorian Litter Report 2005

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Victorian Litter Monitoring Protocol Pilot Test & Benchmarks Using the Clean Communities Assessment Tool

The VLR uses the Clean Communities Assessment Tool (CCAT) that provides a systematic assessment of those public place characteristics influencing littering behaviour, as well as indicators of disposal behaviours and litter on the ground.

The CCAT was designed in 2003 by Robert Curnow and Karen Spehr, Community Change Pty Ltd. The survey was piloted in 2003 as the Victorian Littering Monitoring Protocol to provide benchmark data and was repeated in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 as the Victorian Litter Report.

The VLR comprises the following measures:

  • litter count which provides the number of littered items on the ground
  • context which includes the dimensions of sense of community, feeling of safety, graffiti, commercial and domestic dumping and the overall cleanliness of the location
  • facilities which rate the infrastructure such as furniture, landscaping, open space and entrance according to their condition, cleanliness and maintenance. It also rates litter, recycling and butt bins on number, presentation, position, performance and cleanliness
  • community attitudes and perceptions - using community surveys, adequacy of disposal facilities, attitudes towards the place itself and location specific issues are rated.