Austin Trash Removal: 10 on Tuesday Encourages Citizens to Reverse Littering

Posted: November 12, 2013 in Austin trash removal
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There’s a new campaign floating around North Texas  – 10 on Tuesday and we think it’s such a great idea that it needs to be brought to Austin!

The 10 on Tuesday campaign encourages everyone to pick up 10 pieces of litter every Tuesday.

So how much difference can one person make? According to their website, if just 5,000 people pick up 10 pieces of litter per week, the amount of liter will be reduced by 2.6 million pieces!

And just exactly how much litter is there floating around to begin with?

There are an estimated 51 billion pieces of litter on the highways which comes out to 6,729 pieces per square mile!

And where does all that litter end up?

Rainfall washes the litter into storm drains and then these storm drains dump the litter into our creeks and rivers. These creeks and rivers drain into area reservoirs which provide our drinking water!

For more information on the 10 on Tuesday campaign, visit

And for more information on responsible Austin trash removal, find Dirty Work on Facebook, Twitter or Google+


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