February Stormwater Tip - Help Prevent Litter

Litter is defined as waste products that have not been discarded properly. Litter endangers our environment, our wildlife, and our economy. It pollutes our neighborhoods, decreases property values, and destroys our city's natural beauty. 

Tips To Help Prevent Litter

  • No littering! Take your food wrappings, drink containers, newspapers, and other potential litter homes with you and dispose of it properly.
  • Keep your yard clean and free of things that can blow into the street and become litter. 
  • Recycle! City residents can drop off recyclables at: 1) Five Points Shopping Center, 2) 1025 W Hill Ave. and/or 3) Corner lot of S. Lee St. and E. Savannah Ave.
  • At home, make sure garbage and recycling bags are tied securely so that loose papers and other items can't fall out and become litter.
  • When you visit a park, remember to take out what you bring in. 
  • Educate children about the importance of disposing of trash properly.- Participate in community cleanup events.

When items like plastic bottles, styrofoam cups, and bags get into streams, they can harm wildlife and eventually end up in the ocean. This can contribute to a major pollution problem in our local rivers and streams. The ideal way to handle the problem of littering is to prevent it in the first place. Let’s all take responsibility and try our best to properly dispose of waste!

For more information contact the Stormwater Division at 229.259.3530.