The Litter Index takes place every summer. Check our volunteer form starting in June to sign up!
Litter Index Results
2011 Litter Index Report
- The most common roadside litter is cigarette butts.
- Cigarette butts contain toxins, have been found in the stomachs of wildlife, and take seven years to biodegrade.
- Only plastic bottles can be recycled curbside in the Truckee Meadows. Check our Recycling Guide for places to recycle things like plastic bags and yogurt containers.