Litter Prevention

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litteredstream4jpgLitter can come from a variety of sources such as vehicle drivers and passengers, pedestrians, uncovered loads, uncovered trash cans and dumpsters, construction sites, and loading docks. Litter travels and can eventually end up in our streams and lakes. The problem is unsightly and it affects the quality of life in our community. Litter prevention must be everyone's responsibility.

What can you do to help?

  • Never throw any trash on the ground; hold onto it until you get to a trash can.
  • Dispose of trash in containers with secured lids.
  • Keep a litter bag in your vehicle at all times.
  • Cover and tie down trash when transporting it in open-bed vehicles.
  • Make sure your building site is equipped with a large dumpster and be sure it's emptied periodically.
  • Make sure your loading docks are free of debris so the wind can't carry away the litter.
  • Report suspected environmental problems by calling the City Contact Center at 336-373-CITY (2489).
  • Participate in a volunteer cleanup program.
  • Properly dispose of solid waste items such as appliances, tires, etc. View the Guilford County Solid Waste Directory to learn more.