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NEWS RELEASE: A Litter Bit Better Registration Opens Today!

Post Date:03/04/2019

A Mickey Mouse flag, $10 cash, a Vanilla Ice t-shirt, and a box of packaged sandwiches. What do these things have in common? They are just a few of the odd things found in Rochester during the last 12 years of litter clean-ups during the annual Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! event. What will our volunteers find this year? So far, over 135 tons of litter has been collected by thousands of citizens since the program began in 2007.

This year’s event will be April 27 – May 5 and registration opens on March 4th. Volunteers are encouraged to collect litter anytime during that week. Trash and recycling bags are provided, all you need to do is pick a location, pick a date, and pick it up! Registration information, maps and more can be found at Participants can help encourage others to participate by sharing photos of their group in action on social media using the tag #litterbitbetter.

Litter makes our city look bad and can pollute our water. For the 13th year in a row, hundreds of citizens will join forces to prevent pollution and remove litter from parks, neighborhoods and businesses in Rochester during this weeklong event– will you be one of them?

Everyone can Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! including children, adults, businesses, church groups, boy and girl scouts, neighborhood associations, and others. Litter pickups are easy, rewarding, and fun! Do your part and register today!

Stephanie Hatzenbihler
Rochester Public Works Department

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