UACES Facebook NWA Litter Clean Up
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Two volunteers removing trash from creek

How does litter impact water?

If litter is not picked up it travels to storm drains when it rains. It then goes untreated into our 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.

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. In Arkansas, littering is illegal and you can report it 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.

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 to be notified on next year's event. Thank you to all that participated in the 2022 event!

Thank you graphic with 685 volunteers, 21 events and community partners

Curious about how to recycle the trash you collect or want to organize recycling for an event? Go to NWA Recycles resource website!

How can I help?

Do your part by disposing of your trash properly, and pitch in by picking up trash while out at parks or nature areas. You can even participate in a creek, highway, or watershed clean-up.

Interested in future NWA clean ups? Stay updated by signing up below! 

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