12 Ways You Can Prevent Litter

12 Ways That You Can Prevent Litter 

There are many ways that you can help make your community cleaner. Here are 10 suggestions:

1. Set an example by not littering.
2. Pick up one piece of litter every day.

3. Every week, pick up all the litter in front of your house, including the street

4. Ask your neighbors to properly dispose of their trash. Show them the difference between a clean area and an area spoiled by litter, and stress why it’s important to put trash in proper containers.

5. Make sure that your trash cans have lids that can be securely attached. If you have curbside trash service, don’t put out unopened containers or boxes filled with trash.

6. Carry a litter bag in your car. Ask local businesses to buy car litter bags and distribute them to customers. Encourage them to print their names and an environmental message on the bag.

7. Ask your neighbors and or friends to join you in cleaning up one public area where litter has accumulated.
8. If you or a member of your family is involved in a civic group, scouting, or recreational sports program, encourage the group to become involved in a cleanup.. Or have the group “adopt” a spot and maintained it on a regular basis.

9. Find out how you can plant and maintain flowers along a curb or sidewalk. People litter less where areas have been beautified.

10. Ask business owners to check their dumpsters every day to make sure tops and side doors are closed. If the business has a loading dock, ask them to keep it clean, and to put out a receptacle for employees to use.

11. Ask business owners to provide trash cans in front of their business with a sign.-Please do not litter

12. If you own a construction or hauling business, make sure your trucks are covered when transporting material to and from sites. Use snow fencing around construction or demolition sites to prevent debris from being blown into other areas. Put trash containers on every floor for construction workers.

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Comments

  1. sonia says:

    dont make mother earth bitter dont litter

  2. Ryan Kreps says:

    hello, i am an eighteen year old male, in my senior year of high school. for my senior project i will be creating a public service announcement. my godfather and i pick up trash everyday in our community. one thing i am wondering, which is semi contentious to your site’s directions. i am wondering if pick up trash enables litters. certainly, picking up the trash is important, but does that habilitate others or enable them?

  3. Cathy says:

    Good question- I think and hope that if you are picking up trash, others will see you and start picking up trash as well.

  4. rhiannon says:

    DO NOT LITTER ! WE WILL ALL DIE

  5. Ezebube Obinwa Chibuzo says:

    Greetings.I’m a young Nigerian that recently fell in love with the environment.i have a personal anti-litter campaign here in Nigeria and for the past one year,me and other youths have been campaigning to enlighten Nigerians on the effects of Littering and the relevance of wastebaskets and litter bags,thanks to the dozen of information your site has equipped me with.we will be glad if your organization can support our campaign by sending us informative materials,anti-litter gadgets and any other support.

  6. Courtney says:

    Hello, im an 8Th grade student, and i do not like how so much people litter these days. I think we should all respect this Earth just like how the Earth respects us! Thank you .

  7. cesar says:

    hey my names cesar i am an 7th grader people should stop littering and and make the world green again, i cant belive alot of people littere today it is wrong and have good day thank you

  8. jessica says:

    this is what i say to people who litter…… make a mess…clean it up!!!!!!!! Go Green

  9. whitney says:

    this is what i say to people who litter… make a mess…clean it up!!!!!!

  10. Bill says:

    I’ve heard it often said that if people only knew how harmful littering is, they would stop doing it. I disagree. By now, every smoker on the planet knows, for a fact, that smoking is bad for them. Yet, how many people do you encounter, in just one day, that is seen smoking? I think that as long as there are human beings, there is going to be littering.

  11. Some guy says:

    World pollution is a big problem, but most people will just keep on pushing it.

  12. john says:

    tell the people in your school if they are caught littering they have to give the school principal and the student who caught them a fiver

  13. DO NOT LITTER

  14. januya and hannah says:

    do as much as can to help the earth

  15. calysta says:

    I am Calysta and i am in 8th grade.
    I’m doing a science project on littering, and all i have learned so far has just blown my mind on how much we actually waste! I’m going to think twice now
    before i try and waste my food…

    Stay Clean, Go Green!(:

  16. Wendy says:

    Take litter literally!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Melissa says:

    There are numerous areas in my neighborhood on the Southeast side of Chicago, zipcode 60617 that has large amounts of litter. I’m thinking of starting a litter cleanup group for my community; I hope all goes well.

  18. Caleb says:

    People who litter are dumb and need to stop it I’m in six grade and were doing a little project and I saw some some pic,s that really disturbed me so yall people who litter need to stop and stop now because their are turtles penguins and other preciousness animals they are dieting and we need to keep them

  19. Deandra says:

    Stop littering u killing me every Time u litter ….and thing I have to say is hi and stop littering for goodness sack

  20. KIM says:

    I HATE HOW PEOPLE LITTER THESE DAYS I’M A 7TH GRADER TRYING TO DO A REPORT AND ITS VERY HARD BUT THIS WEBSITE HAS HAD HELP ME A LOT WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO TO DEAL WITH ARE EARTH YOU KNOW ABOUT OVER HAFE OF THE WORLD LITTERS BECAUSE OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING TO ARE EARTH 80 PEIRSENT OF THE EARTH IS DIEING SO THINK BEFORE YOU LITTER SAY OUT LOUD DO I WANT MY EARTH TO DIE OR STAY ALIVE MOST PEOPLE DONT EVEN CARE BUT I DO THINK ABOUT IS REALLY PEOPLE THINK WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO BEFORE YOU MAKE A BIG MESTAKE THANK YOU AND PLEASE DO NOT LITTER

    SORRY ABOUT MY SPELLING I HAVE TROUBLE WITH THAT

  21. kandy j says:

    People who litter are really stupid and they find excuses for everything! smh ungrateful morons… -.-

  22. neeed to stop littler and learned how to pick up trash

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