What Can You Do?
Littering is a conscious decision People choose to litter. And individuals are much more likely to litter in “littered” environments. By contrast, a clean community discourages littering and improves the overall quality of life.
Litter hurts us all, individually and as a city. It decreases property values, increases crime and damages our environment.
The only way to really make a difference is to get involved! Accept responsibility for your actions and influence the actions of others around you at home, at school, at work, and in the community at large. Start with these actions:
- Choose NOT to litter. Make the commitment now to join with thousands of other Americans to not be a litterbug.
- Remind others not to litter and why.
- Get a litter bag or portable ash receptacles to share.
- Volunteer in your community to help prevent and clean up litter—from cigarette butts to illegal dumps.
- Make a donation of supplies (gloves, trash or recycling bags, vests) or refreshments (water, coffee, soda, bagels,etc.) to a community cleanup event.
Click here for a list of resources and clean up events throughout the region.