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STOP Littering Pike County. Where Does Our Litter Come From Fast Food Waste33% Fast Food Waste33% Paper29% Paper29% Aluminum28% Aluminum28% Glass 6% Glass.

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1 STOP Littering Pike County

2 Where Does Our Litter Come From Fast Food Waste33% Fast Food Waste33% Paper29% Paper29% Aluminum28% Aluminum28% Glass 6% Glass 6% Plastic 2% Plastic 2% Other 2% Other 2%

3 Types of Fast Food Waste Sandwich wrappers Sandwich wrappers Beverage cups Beverage cups Fry containers Fry containers Chip bags Chip bags Candy bar wrappers Candy bar wrappers

4 Types of Paper Waste Junk mail Junk mail Newspapers Newspapers Telephone books Telephone books Paper towels Paper towels Office papers Office papers Paper bags Paper bags

5 Types of Aluminum Waste Pop cans Pop cans Aluminum Foil Aluminum Foil Umbrellas Umbrellas Lawn Chairs Lawn Chairs In-line skates In-line skates Badminton rackets Badminton rackets Ladders Ladders

6 Types of Glass Waste Bottles Bottles Light bulbs Light bulbs Plates and glasses Plates and glasses Windows Windows Picture frames Picture frames Jars Jars Christmas ornaments Christmas ornaments

7 Types of Plastic Waste Pop Bottles Pop Bottles Milk jugs Milk jugs Plastic cutlery Plastic cutlery Plastic bags Plastic bags 2 Liter bottles 2 Liter bottles Bread bags Bread bags Water bottles Water bottles

8 Types of Other Waste Cigarettes Cigarettes Tires Tires Household appliances Household appliances Furniture Furniture Old vehicles Old vehicles Building materials Building materials

9 The Pike County Landfill

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11 How Long Will it Take a Banana Peel to Decompose? 3 to 4 Weeks 3 to 4 Weeks

12 How Long Will it Take a Wool Sock to Decompose? 1 Month 1 Month

13 How Long Will it Take a Leather Shoe to Decompose? 45 Years 45 Years

14 How Long Will it Take a Disposable Diaper to Decompose? 550 Years

15 How Long Will it Take an Aluminum Can to Decompose? 200 to 500 Years

16 How Long Will it Take a Plastic Jug to Decompose? 1 Million Years

17 How Long Will it Take a Styrofoam Container to Decompose? Over 1 Million Years

18 What Can We do to Help the Environment? Cut Down on Our Use of Disposable Items Cut Down on Our Use of Disposable Items Place Trash in Approved Containers Place Trash in Approved Containers Purchase Items that are Bio-degradable Purchase Items that are Bio-degradable Recycle Recycle Take Large Amounts of Refuse to the County Dump Take Large Amounts of Refuse to the County Dump

19 What is Waste Hierarchy? The 3 R’s The 3 R’s –Reduce –Reuse –Recycle

20 What are Some Ways to Reduce Waste? Read the newspaper online. Read the newspaper online. Using Digital Cameras instead of Cameras that use film. Using Digital Cameras instead of Cameras that use film. Send s Instead of Paper Mail. Send s Instead of Paper Mail. Stop Smoking Stop Smoking

21 What are Some Ways to Re-Use Products? Buying a Re-Usable Water Bottle Buying a Re-Usable Water Bottle Using a Lunch Box Instead of a Lunch Bag Using a Lunch Box Instead of a Lunch Bag Re-Using Building Materials Re-Using Building Materials Using Items that have Been Recycled Using Items that have Been Recycled

22 What are Some Ways to Recycle Waste? Dropping Recyclable Items in Recycling Bins Dropping Recyclable Items in Recycling Bins Taking Metals to Junk Yards Taking Metals to Junk Yards Mailing Items Back to the Manufacturer Mailing Items Back to the Manufacturer

23 What Does Kentucky Law Say About Littering DEFINITION "Litter" means rubbish, refuse, waste material, offal, paper, glass, cans, bottles, trash, debris or any foreign substance of whatever kind or description and whether or not it is of value DEFINITION "Litter" means rubbish, refuse, waste material, offal, paper, glass, cans, bottles, trash, debris or any foreign substance of whatever kind or description and whether or not it is of value.

24 What Does Kentucky Law Say About Littering CRIMINAL LITTERING CRIMINAL LITTERING Penalty: Class A Misdemeanor ~ Fine up to $500 or up to one year in jail or both Penalty: Class A Misdemeanor ~ Fine up to $500 or up to one year in jail or both A person is guilty of criminal littering when he/she: Drops or permits to drop on a highway any destructive or injurious material and does not immediately remove it; or A person is guilty of criminal littering when he/she: Drops or permits to drop on a highway any destructive or injurious material and does not immediately remove it; or Knowingly places or throws litter on any public or private property or in any public or private water without permission; or Knowingly places or throws litter on any public or private property or in any public or private water without permission; or Negligently places or throws glass or other dangerous pointed or edged substances on or adjacent to water to which the public has access for swimming or wading or on or within fifty (50) feet of a public highway; or Negligently places or throws glass or other dangerous pointed or edged substances on or adjacent to water to which the public has access for swimming or wading or on or within fifty (50) feet of a public highway; or Discharges sewage, minerals, oil products or litter into any public waters or lakes within the state. Discharges sewage, minerals, oil products or litter into any public waters or lakes within the state.

25 What is Eastern Kentucky Doing About Litter?

26 PRIDE Spring Clean Up!! April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in southern and eastern Kentucky! Throughout the month, volunteers will pick up trash along roads, waterways and other scenic areas. PRIDE will give each volunteer a free T-shirt, as well as supply their trash bags, gloves and vests. PRIDE will help local governments pay for trash disposal and beautification projects. Local PRIDE Coordinators will organize each community’s Spring Cleanup activities. April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in southern and eastern Kentucky! Throughout the month, volunteers will pick up trash along roads, waterways and other scenic areas. PRIDE will give each volunteer a free T-shirt, as well as supply their trash bags, gloves and vests. PRIDE will help local governments pay for trash disposal and beautification projects. Local PRIDE Coordinators will organize each community’s Spring Cleanup activities.

27 Fishtrap Lake

28 Fishtrap Lake After a PRIDE Clean Up

29 Pike County Health Department Environmental Section Clean Up

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31 The Type of People Who Litter People are too lazy to dispose of trash properly People are too lazy to dispose of trash properly People are more likely to throw litter on top of litter than drop litter in neat surroundings People are more likely to throw litter on top of litter than drop litter in neat surroundings Don't Care Don't Care Others will pick it up Others will pick it up Not aware they are littering Not aware they are littering

32 Identification of Key Litterers Age: (now people age are the target nationwide) Age: (now people age are the target nationwide) Smokes Smokes Eats fast food at least 2 nights/week. Eats fast food at least 2 nights/week. Goes out for nighttime entertainment at least 1/week. Goes out for nighttime entertainment at least 1/week. Drives >50 miles/day. Drives >50 miles/day. Never been married Never been married

33 Primary sources of litter Pedestrians Pedestrians Drivers Drivers Household garbage cans Household garbage cans Commercial dumpsters Commercial dumpsters Demolition Sites Demolition Sites Loading Docks Loading Docks Trucks With Uncovered Backs Trucks With Uncovered Backs


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