"The results of this year's Litter Audit show big improvements in the amount of littler on Edmont's streets," said Don Belanger, manager of Capital City Clean Up. "This downward trend in littler is thanks to thousands of volunteers, many community groups and local businesses that continue to step up and get involved."
The audit was conducted by AET Group in June which examined litter type and size at 123 preselected locations across Edmonton as well as along Yellowhead Trail between 107 Street NW and the Beverly Bridge.
HighlightsSince last year:
- 35 per cent reduction in large litter
- 26 per cent reduction in small litter
- 74 per cent reduction in large litter
- 59 per cent reduction in small litter
- 50 per cent reduction in large litter from the last audit in 2014
- 19 per cent reduction in large litter from the baseline audit in 2010
Capital City Clean Up's 2018 litter management program will continue in the spring. It promotes a unified approach to keeping Edmonton clean by engaging volunteers, schools, community groups and local businesses.
Results of the litter audits since 2009 are available to the City of Edmonton's Open Data Portal.