The High Cost of Doing Too Little: Littering and Illegal Dumping Prevention!
Every piece of litter costs money to remove! Keep Carbondale Beautiful conducted a litter cost survey to determine the amount of resources spent on cleaning up. Our results were pretty much in line with national trends, which indicate that litter costs amount to $40 per person per year. Those findings continue to surprise many people. It means that in a city like Carbondale, Illinois (pop. 25,000), the opportunity cost of litter amounts to a million dollars per year. On an average day, over 100 person-hours are spent picking up litter. What else could we be doing with that time?!?
You can read the "Litter Cost Survey" below. Call 525-5525 and talk to Sarah for more information