LITTER PREVENTION AND CLEANUP
In 2014, South Carolina earned the ranking as the most littered state in the country.*
One of the most visible effects of litter is the negative impact on the appearance of a community environment. Littering has countless other negative consequences, including (but not limited to)**:
Decreased property values
Higher rates of littering, including illegal dumping
Increased property crime rates, including vandalism and damaged property
Stalled economic growth
Contribution to poor health and well-being of community members
Poor air, soil, and water quality
Worse health and biodiversity of native plants and animals
HOW DOES LITTER DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECT THOSE IN POVERTY?
Studies show that littering occurs more often in lower-income areas.**
no resources to contribute to preventing & cleaning litter
higher rates of littering
higher crime rates
Without an effective way to combat new and existing litter, this cycle cannot change.***
HOW DOES KEEP GREENVILLE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL BREAK THAT CYCLE?
regular litter pickups
The Great American Cleanup
more trash and recycling bins in littered areas
signs and education about the consequences of littering
PARTNERSHIP WITH LITTER ENDS HERE
Keep Greenville County Beautiful partners with Litter Ends Here to combat littering in Greenville County, producing fantastic results. Together, Litter Ends Here and Keep Greenville County Beautiful have reduced the Litter Index Score on monitored roads by 55 percent - and that's just in the past year!
Our Litter Prevention and Cleanup program would not be successful without the help of our volunteers.
Join the fight against litter today!