There might be no vehicle access but you can be sure that litter will find a way to get to the sea.
Road Watch Program is funded through a KESAB – Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Partnership.
Litter is a great Hitchhiker!
2017-2018 has been another successful year for the volunteers of the Road Watch program. The program continues to connect people and to build pride and environmental care in respective local communities and has gained momentum with a 9% increase in participants over the 2017-2018 period.
The program has had two long serving group retirements during the year (Lions Club of Highbury and Rotary Club of Blackwood). KESAB expresses our sincere thank you to these groups who have worked over many years keeping their local road sides free of litter.
The re-introduction of a quarterly newsletter commenced in 2017 enabling groups to submit their own stories for publication and community sharing. Newsletters are available on the KESAB website www.kesab.asn.au/programs/road-watch
We would like to thank the RAA who are founding members of KESAB for promoting the Road Watch program through the SA Motor Magazine. View the magazine issue online, or go directly to the page
KESAB extends a thank you to Radio Adelaide for their interview with Chris Lemar from Road Watch Group Adopt A Spot Scheme formerly Mid Coast Butt Collectors – Radio Adelaide
Litter collection data
It is estimated that 1,076kg of litter has been collected in total for the 2017-2018 period by Road Watch groups.
Most common items identified during July 2017 - June 2018 (Road Watch Group Reports)
Data captured in the KESAB Litter Strategy Monitoring Wave 74 – Nov 2017 reported that highways remained the most significant contributor to the total number of litter items counted: 30% (up from 29% in Wave 73) of the total litter items counted at highway locations.
Litter by location reported in the KESAB Litter Strategy Monitoring Wave 75 - May 2018
Additional Reporting Option
In an effort to encourage more participants to take action and to simplify individual reporting, the project is allowing people to post their findings online via the new Facebook page www.facebook.com/KESABRoadWatch
By offering this social media alternative, visual reports will become an attractive option for those volunteers who currently fall into the Non Reporting demographic.
Value to the South Australian Community
It is estimated that the South Australian community has received $300,000 in value from our wonderful volunteers.