Litter Cleanup is Expensive:
Littering costs Maryland $7 million each year to pick up 1.5 million pounds of trash.
Littering Hurts Our Waterways:
Nearly all litter ends up in the ocean — nine billion tons worldwide each year!
Littering is Illegal:
Maryland fines range from $1,500 to $30,000!
Littering Needs to Stop:
Do your part to put litter in its place!
Motorists (52.2%) and pedestrians (17.5%) cause nearly 70% of litter along roads and highways.
The 2020 National Litter Study estimated there are more than 50 billion pieces of litter along US roadways and waterways, which equates to 152 individual items per US resident or more than 2,000 pieces of litter per mile.