Waste Management

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Litter detracts from the aesthetics of a landscape, as well as, poses a threat to wildlife and human health. While some intentionally litter, the majority of litter is unintentional.

Simple behavioral changes can help keep our landscapes free of litter:

  • Do not litter.
  • Pick up litter when you see it.
  • Bag and tie all trash bags before putting them into the bin for curbside pick up.
  • Put out curb side receptacles as close to the scheduled pick up as possible.
  • Toss cigarette butts into an appropriate receptacle. Use a pocket receptacle if you frequently find yourself without a proper cigarette butt receptacle.
  • Cover vehicle loads to prevent items from blowing out.

You can Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! Every April thousands of volunteers pick a place, pick a date and pick up litter from around Rochester. This annual city-wide clean-up event has removed over 95 tons of litter from the community.