Why is picking up litter important?
Litter:
- Can harm people and pose a health hazard, impacting our drinking water and recreational waterways

- Can harm or kill wildlife that mistake litter for food or get entangled in it

- Can encourage more litter, more crime and vandalism, degrading entire communities

- Can discourage tourism and new business, lowering a community’s economic vitality

- Is Ugly! Untidy! Unsightly! Unnecessary!

Important Note: Litter is 100% preventable! Recycle, dispose of trash responsibly, and cover truck loads!

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