Pick up Litter in Your Neighborhood

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Pick up Litter in Your Neighborhood

Possible recipients

Anyone who enjoys a pristine neighborhood, park, beach, or public walkway.

What you’ll need

  • Plastic bag to collect trash
  • Gloves
  • Optional: pick-up stick, separate bag for recyclables


  1. Assign gloves and a trash bag to each family member.
  2. Clear out litter from a section of park, beach, vacant lot or your own neighborhood. Take all necessary precautions, including wearing sturdy gloves, being careful on river banks or near roads, having adults handle dangerous items and supervising children closely. You can pick your favorite walk and do a one-time sweep, or make clean-up a regular family event.
  3. Properly dispose of all litter.

Source:  Doing Good Together

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