For Those Who Love to Litter…

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Congratulations. You just flooded your own neighborhood.
The first three images below show examples of “drainage ditches“. These ditches help to move surface water away from homes and businesses and reduce the risk of flooding during major storms. Surprisingly, drainage ditches and culverts don’t function properly when cluttered with roadside litter.
If you have a psychological need to litter, there are alternatives. The fourth image shows a “trash can“. Studies show that littering directly into a trash can provides the same power trip as littering from the window of a moving vehicle. And your own neighborhood won’t be degraded in the process. Perfect!
Watch for the upcoming Craven County Clean Sweep Events:
Little Sweep  – February 4
Spring Clean Up  – May 6
Summer Sweep  – August 5
Big Sweep  – October 7
Call N.C. Cooperative Extension, Craven County Center at 252 633-1477 for details.
A creek filled with various articles of trash. A ditch filled with water and trash. Trash floating into a storm drain. Trash in a trash can.
Litter directly into this “trash can”. You’ll love the results!