Roadside mulch fires and discarded cigarettes
Most mulch fires are caused by discarded cigarettes under hot, dry conditions – smouldering for extended periods along roadsides, particularly at traffic lights.
|Cigarette butt littering – individual||$200.00|
|Cigarette butt littering – corporation||$500.00|
|Littering that creates a public risk –individuals (includes lit cigarettes)||$500.00|
|Littering that creates a public risk –corporations (includes lit cigarettes)||$2,000|
|During a Total Fire Ban, disposing of burning tobacco, cigarette, cigar or match in circumstances likely to set fire to the bush; this includes throwing it from a vehicle.||$25,000 or 12 months imprisonment|
If a mulch fire is seen smouldering along the roadside or verge, call Fire Emergency on 000