People distributing catalogues to properties are being placed on notice by Clarence Valley Council.
Council’s Regulatory Services supervisor Tim Brenton said council had received complaints about catalogues being thrown out of vehicles or being left on footpaths in front of houses.
“It is important that they do the right thing, advertising material can only be delivered in three ways – directly into people’s letterboxes, into newspaper receptacles or under doors to premises.”
“People should not place advertising material under vehicle windscreen wipers, wedged into a car door, on top of property gates or fences, in a public place, in open private places and in other inappropriate areas where it has the potential to become rubbish,” Mr Brenton added.
Under the provisions of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 people could be prosecuted or fined if they unlawfully deliver advertising material.
They could also be prosecuted or fined if they ask someone to unlawfully deliver advertising material. Employers can be held responsible for the actions of their employees.