Don't Litter

  • Pick up your trash

  • Littering clean ups cost the U.S. about 11.5 million dollars each year

  • Littering causes the quality of life in that area to suffer

  • Litter contaminates the Earth

  • Litter is hazardous to animals and can even possibly kill them


Most Commonly Littered Items

  • Tobacco products such as cigarett butts

  • Paper products

  • Plastic products

  • Unfinished food


Most Commonly Littered Places

  • Highways

  • Storm drains

  • Loading docks

  • Recreational areas

  • Construction sites

  • Retail stores




Stop Litter

  • Get the facts

  • Involve the people

  • Develope a plan

  • Focus on results

  • Provide positive reinforcement

  • Set an example for others by throwing your unwanted items in trash cans or recycling bins

  • Always keep a litter bag in your car so you're not tempted to throw it out the window

  • If you are a smoker or know someone who is encourage them to use a portable ashtray

  • Do not throw litter out of car windows

  • Pick up after your pet and throw it away properly

  • Keep lids on your trash cans so the wind won't blow any away

7 Sources of Litter

  • Household trash and curbside

  • Dumpsters used by businesses

  • Loading docks

  • Construction sites

  • Uncovered trucks

  • Motorists

  • Pedestrians


Litter Laws

  • Littering and illegal dumping: fines up to $500 and 60 days in jail

  • Littering from a motorvehicle: fines up to $100 or a ticket

  • Unsecured loads: Jail time or a ticket

  • Littering from a watercraft vessel: fine up to $100


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