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Sanitation Anti-Litter Services

Anti-Litter Classroom Activity

Tips to Help Prevent Litter

Why Do People Litter?

  1. People litter because they do not feel responsible for public areas like streets and parks. The more they litter, the more it becomes a habit, and the worse the community looks.
  2. People usually litter outside their own neighborhood where their trash becomes someone else's problem.
  3. People litter because they believe someone else -- a maintenance worker or responsible neighbor -- will pick up after them.
  4. Once litter starts to pile up, people feel even less responsible for adding to the litter. If an area is clean, people are less likely to litter.

 

Remember...we are all responsible for keeping our city clean. Your behavior does make a difference!