City of Mobile to host scrap tire collection event Dec. 9

The city of Mobile wants to help residents get rid of old scrap or unwanted tires responsibly. To that end, the city will hold a Scrap Tire Amnesty Day on Saturday, Dec. 9. There drop-off stations will be set up at Baumhauer-Randle Park at 1909 Duval St., Medal of Honor Park at 1711 Hillcrest Road, […]

Fairhope gets devices to collect litter

Fairhope, Alabama – Litter is an ongoing problem in Fairhope. “I think when people come into Fairhope, they see how tidy our community is, but really there is some litter that — of course, plastics and those kinds of things — that (is) not biodegradable. They get into our water system, so we want to […]

City of Mobile, Osprey Initiative launch ‘Litter Literacy’ program for local schools 

Mobile, Ala. — The City of Mobile has partnered with Osprey Initiative to teach middle school students in public, private and parochial schools across Mobile about the impact of litter.  The “Litter Literacy Program” officially kicked off in late September and has already worked with students in multiple local schools. Earlier this week, Osprey Initiative founder Don […]

Use new blue recycling bins in north shore state parks

This pilot project is made possible through a grant from the Louisiana Beverage Association, whose member companies say they manufacture 100% recyclable bottles and cans, and in coordination with the Pontchartrain Conservancy and the Osprey Initiative.

Newest litter gitter in Pinson does more than pick up trash, it builds community

For Charline Whyte, the latest installation of a litter gitter on Beaver Creek at Bicentennial Park in Pinson, Alabama gave her goosebumps. For years, Charline, her twin sister Catherine Whyte and fellow volunteer David Randolph have religiously picked up litter along the banks of Beaver Creek and Turkey Creek. Their efforts, which also included organizing roadside litter cleanups, […]

Trash boom installed on Lake Hiawatha as part of pilot program

MINNEAPOLIS — While there’s no denying the beauty of Lake Hiawatha, there’s also no denying that its got a problem with trash.  “Pen caps, bottles, plastic bags floating in the water. Anything you can think of that’s plastic or can float that you might throw away is out there,” said Tyler Pederson with the Minneapolis Park […]

Floating litter collection device installed on Chattanooga Creek

Chattanooga Creek is now home to a litter boom, a floating trash collection device installed Tuesday near the Wheland trailhead of the Tennessee Riverwalk. “We have 180,000 residents in addition to all those visitors and tourists who come through, which, as you can imagine, can lead to … a lot of litter,” Maria Price, engineering […]

Record Breaking Cleanup in Louisiana

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) are pleased to announce volunteers removed a record 313 tons of litter during Love the Boot Week April 17-23, 2023.

Davenport looking for spring cleanup volunteers

Last summer, Davenport participated in a pilot project to install four “litter gitters” in creeks that would catch garbage and record data to figure out the biggest litter sources and locations.

Ten acres of litter removed from Burden wetland

Osprey will work with the LSU AgCenter and Tricoeur Engineering Services to determine where to strategically place different devices to test their efficiency in catching litter before it flows into the Burden wetland.

Nearly $1M cleanup effort includes Burden Museum and Gardens pit 

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome and LSU officials today announced federal and state funding for the first phase of the cleanup of a borrow pit at Burden Museum and Gardens that has been collecting trash from stormwater for decades.