Keep America Beautiful Litter Index
According to standards set by Keep America Beautiful, roadsides are ranked on a scale of 1 to 4 (1 representing no litter, to 4 being extremely littered). This program allows for a more systematic approach to litter control within Carbondale. The City is divided into 4 quadrants, plus SIU; each area has 10 sub-areas which are rated by 3-4 scorers. Carbondale’s total average score is approximately 1.45-1.65 each year. This year the overall average was 1.565, and for the first time in recent memory, all areas were under 2.