Be a Litter Index volunteer

July 22, 2012

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) is looking for volunteers to help with the 2012 Litter Index. According to KTMB, here’s how it works – “The Litter Index is a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful that provides a starting point for the litter prevention process. The Litter Index is conducted by volunteer teams who rank areas of town on a cleanliness scale of one to four. Keep America Beautiful guidelines signify that a ‘1’ means ‘virtually no litter can be observed,’ while a designation of ‘4’ indicates that ‘major illegal dumpsites are present, requiring equipment or extra manpower for removal.’ The lower the number the lower the amount of litter in the area.”

Reno’s 2012 Litter Index will be on Wednesday, July 25, starting at 5 p.m. Volunteers can sign up online or call (775) 851-5185. Volunteers must be able to drive their own vehicles to conduct the survey.

KTMB has been conducting the Litter Index for several years. Read the article “Truckee Meadows Maintains High Cleanliness Average” for more information about this effort and to see the results dating back to 2001. It’s encouraging to see improvements over the years in almost every survey area.

Source: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful.

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