Prevention Tips

What You Can Do To Prevent Littering
  • Set an example for others, especially children, by not littering.
  • Carry a litterbag in your car.
  • Make sure trash cans have lids that can be securely fastened.
  • If you have curbside trash collection, don't put out loose trash in boxes.
  • Tie papers in a bundle before placing them in a curbside recycling bin.
  • If you own a business, check dumpsters daily to see that top and side doors are closed.
  • If you or a member of your family is involved in a civic group, scouting, or recreational sports program, encourage the group to adopt a spot in your town and maintain it on a regular basis.
  • Make litterbags for your bicycle, and give them to your friends, too.
  • Report areas where people have illegally dumped garbage and debris to your local highway, public works, or conservation office, and ask that the material be removed.
  • Volunteer to help organize a cleanup.
  • Use pocket ashtrays.