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Litter-Free Events

Ask the organizers of a festival, fair, or other outdoor event in your community to make it a litter-free event. This can be done by giving out litterbags at entrances and making sure that everyone who attends knows that it is a litter-free day.

Affiliates of Keep America Beautiful have organized litter-free concerts, fairs, and minor-league baseball games.

Ways to Stay Litter-Free
  • Cover open loads on all trucks.
  • If you are a contractor, ask your chapter of the National Association of Home Builders about the Build America Beautiful program.
  • Encourage a school to start a clean campus program. This could include placement of trash receptacles, litter pick-ups, and projects in which students track litter's origins.
  • Ask marina operators if your Boy or Girl Scout troop or civic group can pass out litterbags to boaters. Public boat ramps are also good spots to give away litterbags.