In an effort to reduce litter on roadways and streets, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III will invest an additional $2 million for litter pick-up. The Department of Public Works and Transportation will lead the cleanup effort, which is set to kickoff this week.
“This is a beautiful county and we want everyone to see its beauty. Litter takes away from that beauty and distorts the view of our gorgeous green spaces covered with trees and flowers. This campaign is about us being more aggressive in picking up and preventing litter in our community,” said County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “I’m calling on our public agencies to collaborate with the private and nonprofit sectors to make litter reduction a major emphasis in our county. This is more than a campaign, it is a movement, and we are excited about bringing together both County and State resources to make it happen.”
According to the Department of Public Works and Transportation, nearly 1,700 tons of litter has already been collected in Prince George’s County in the first quarter of 2017. Officials are urging residents and businesses to join the litter movement to beautify county neighborhoods. Schools and public safety agencies have already agreed to assist in the effort.
The event will kickoff at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Woodlawn Recreation Center (see below for physical address.)
Woodlawn Recreation Center
6916 Greenvale Parkway
Hyattsville, Maryland 20784