We're proud to support the Georgia Department of Transportation in the #KeepItCleanGA anti-litter campaign. The new anti-litter campaign aims to capitalize on Georgians’ pride of place by celebrating the beauty of the state, especially in rural Georgia!
Each year, the Georgia Department of Transportation spends more than $10 million in labor and equipment costs picking up and disposing of litter from state roadways, but there is more to be done. The campaign motivates Georgians, and those visiting the Peach State, to not only avoid littering in the first place, but also play an active role in helping protect and maintain the stunning views and rich landscapes that make Georgia the heart of the South.
Did you know that each Georgia resident disposes of approximately 6.3 pounds of trash each day? With litter directly impacting our state’s environment, economy, and roadway safety, we are proud to encourage everyone to Keep It Clean Georgia!
Here’s how you can help:
Step 1: Cut the clutter
- Secure your trash in the car with compact cans or trash bags.
- Avoid taking straws from restaurants and convenience stores. These small items have a higher likelihood of ending up as litter.
- Make sure your trash and recycling bins have tight fitting lids to prevent garbage from being spread by weather or animals.
Step 2: Embrace reusables
- Make sure your trash and recycling bins have tight-fitting lids to prevent garbage from being spread by weather or animals.
- Bring your own reusable shopping bags for your next grocery or farmers market trip.
- Substitute plastic cutlery with sturdy, reusable travel utensils, and when carrying out from a restaurant, forego the plastic cutlery and use your own utensils at home.
Step 3: Clean it up
- Use reusable water bottles and coffee cups to cut down on single-use disposables from being spread by weather or animals.
- Sort household garbage into separate bins for recyclables and trash.
- Plan a community clean-up and invite your friends and family to join you, or join in with clean-up efforts led by one of Georgia's many environmental organizations.
Join the Georgia Department of Transportation in fighting litter across the state by throwing away trash responsibly and encouraging others to do the same. To learn more about Georgia DOT's Keep it Clean Georgia campaign, check out their news release.