Littering and Property Values
Littered neighborhoods can result in property values being lowered by as much as 15 percent. Real Estate of any kind is difficult to sell when surrounded by litter and trash.
Allowing litter in your community, you might as well put up a billboard that says you don’t care about your community’s future.
Litter leads to crime- by having litter in a neighborhood signals to criminals that the residents of the area do not care what happens in their neighborhood.
Litter leads to disease and unwanted rodents- who want to buy in a rodent infested neighborhood?
Litter is not a new problem- watch this video from 1966.
In Being A Good Neighbor By Cleaning Up Your House And Yard. From the film, “It Must Be The Neighbors” (1966). Bill Duncan gets a Health Department citation for having a rusted-out garbage can. He talks to his buddy at the Health Department and learns that his neighborhood is filled with rats, disease carrying mosquitoes and neighbors who are eager to blame these problems on each other. These can be common problems in suburbs where the health departments do not have the resources to intervene. Production Company: US Public Health Service. Creative Commons license: Public Domain.