Wake County wants to know how residents feel about trash

August 8, 2013 

Wake County Environmental Services wants to know how county residents feel about litter. The county is taking surveys online as part of the county’s 86it Anti-Litter Campaign and a follow-up to a similar survey in 2010.

To take the survey, visit wakegov.com/recycling and select the Litter Survey button.

The five-minute survey has 10 questions. This is just one of the evaluation tools used to help guide the county’s anti-litter efforts. N.C. State University is also conducting random phone surveys of Wake County residents through Friday, Aug. 16.

After the 2012 survey, the county saw a decrease in the amount of litter in three of the four quadrants of Wake County, according to Wake County Solid Waste Director John Roberson. The lone quadrant of the county that did not see an increase in litter was the eastern quadrant of the county, stretching from Southeast Raleigh to Zebulon.

“The 86it campaign has several facets, including public outreach and education, litter clean-up events for the public and tools for residents to organize their own neighborhood litter clean-ups,” Roberson said.

The 86it Anti-Litter Campaign was launched 2010, in response to a Wake County Board of Commissioners goal to reduce the amount of litter in the county. The campaign aims to educate the public about the negative effects of litter, and encourage them to take responsibility for their own trash by properly disposing of items, Roberson said.

For more information, visit wakegov.com/recycling.

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