The annual KTMB Litter Survey is linked to a national effort called the Litter Index to rank areas on cleanliness, and provides a starting point for communities launching litter-prevention programs. Volunteers spread out and rate certain areas based on the Keep America Beautiful scale: 1 meaning “virtually no litter”, all the way to 4 indicating “major dump-sites”.
The 2013 KTMB Litter Survey will take place Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 5:00 p.m. To get involved in the Litter Survey, please call the KTMB office at 775-851-5185.
Litter Survey Results
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- 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.