Keep California Beautiful and partner agencies Caltrans, CHP, CalRecycle, DTSC, CalEPA, California Department of General Services, and California State and Consumer Services Agency will celebrate Earth Day during the California Statewide Litter Collection, Enforcement and Beautification Day on April 25, 2013.
The day will include a kick-off event at 12:00 PM at the west steps of the State Capitol sponsored byKeep California Beautiful and Caltrans. Following there will be cleanup activities throughout California. Last Year, on Earth Day Caltrans picked up enough litter to fill 162 garbage trucks. CalTrans and CHP will coordinate statewide to collect litter and promote enforcement. CEAR, Inc. will co-host an E-waste collection events across the street from the Capitol, in the circle on Capitol and 10th Street.
Who wants to look at mile after mile of litter-filled freeways and highways? Roads are covered in cigarette butts, fast food wrappers, soda and coffee cups...But litter is more than ugly—it's actually harmful to our waterways including lakes, rivers and beaches.
Many people don't know that litter and pollution from our freeways and highways can wind up in the storm drains. While the storm drains are meant to carry clean rainwater off the roads, any litter and debris that ends up in them can actually flow directly into public bodies of water. This means that the water we swim in, sail in and surf in can get more and more polluted with each piece of litter that is tossed onto the roadways.
Find out what you can do to prevent litter