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Pick up where you play logo with Fall 2023 written on it Pick Up Where You Play

Each fall community partners come together on a regional effort to remove litter from recreational areas.  Sign up at the bottom of this page to be notified of next year's event!


Thank you graphic with picture of volunteers removing litter with text 497 volunteers removed 7,078 pounds of trash

How does litter impact water?

If litter is not picked up, it travels to storm drains when it rains. It then goes untreated into creeks and streams. No one likes swimming or recreating with litter. Litter can also harm wildlife that might mistake it for food or get tangled in the trash.

Two volunteers removing trash from creek

What is considered litter?

Litter can come in many shapes and sizes, from cigarette butts to bulky household waste. Anything that has not been disposed of properly is considered litter.

We often think of littering as intentional, but it can also be unintentional, like litter flying out from truck beds. Secure things well in your truck bed. Keeping a litter bag in your car is an easy way to keep your trash contained while traveling.

Littering in Arkansas is Illegal

You can report littering by calling 866-811-1222. For more resources on littering, visit Keep Arkansas Beautiful.

To properly dispose of large items and hazardous materials, contact your nearest disposal source.

For Washington County Disposal options, visit Boston Mountain Solid Waste District. For Benton County Disposal options, visit Benton County Solid Waste District.

Curious about how to recycle the trash you collect or want to organize recycling for an event?

Go to NWA Recycles Resource website!


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