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Baytown Needs Your Help To Stop Litter - Together we can prevent litter

Post Date:06/21/2017 9:34 AM

Baytown City Manager Rick Davis is asking for your help in combating litter in the Baytown area. Litter is an "Everybody Problem" and he is asking for you to do your part to improve your community.

 

Litter is waste out of place. Research and experience have shown that litter can reduce property values and is the result of individual behavior-choosing to litter or being careless in the handling of waste. You have a role to play in preventing litter.  

Changing a common behavior, like littering, starts with you. Each person must accept responsibility for their actions and influence the actions of others around them at home, at school, in your place of business, and in the community at large. 

Check out this site to learn more about how you can become a part of something that will impact this generation and many more.

10 easy tips for preventing and eradicating litter

  1. Keep a litter bag in your car and hang on to litter until you find a garbage receptacle.
  2. 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.
  3. Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids.
  4. Share with others the proper way to dispose of trash.
  5. Set an example. Pick up one piece of litter every day.
  6. Once a week, pick up all of the litter in front of your house, including the street.
  7. Encourage your neighbors, clubs, co-workers or families to Adopt-a-Site or join you in an area cleanup. “Adopting” an area can significantly reduce future litter because people litter less in maintained areas.
  8. Look for ways to beautify your neighborhood and community, including landscaping and repairing fences. Attractive, maintained neighborhoods are littered less and research shows that they are usually safer, too
  9. In your workplace, provide plenty of containers for garbage and recyclables.
  10. Ask business owners to keep loading docks clean and check dumpsters every day to make sure they are securely closed.

Every day, we can all do something to prevent litter and make our community safer, cleaner and more livable