Friday, September 29th, 2023 11:52:31 PM EST

Litter Clean Up Safety Guidelines


Preparing For Your Cleanup

  • Wear gloves at all times.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Wear sturdy footwear (no open toed shoes).
  • Wear a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent.
  • Be familiar with your clean up area.

During Your Cleanup

  • Do not pick up needles/syringes, glass, sharp, heavy or over-sized objects or hazardous waste. Call authorities to report the location so that the item may be removed safely.
  • Do not open suspicious looking containers you may find. The contents of containers, large or small, can be harmful, dangerous, and even deadly. Report suspicious looking containers / enclosures to authorities for inspection and proper removal.
  • Do not compress garbage or reach into containers with hands or feet.
  • Do not wade into the water to retrieve items.
  • Do not walk on roadways or steep hills and embankments.
  • Do only pick up litter during daylight hours.
  • Do try to work with a partner or group and carry a cell phone.
  • Remember to stay hydrated.
  • Do not trespass on private property.
  • Have fun!

After Your Cleanup

  • Wash your hands thoroughly after your clean up.
  • Submit pictures or video of your effort to Proof of Environment and be rewarded the first of the following month.

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