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Panel discusses litter campaign

Panel discusses litter campaign

September 21st, 2017 by News Tribune in Local News

In this May 17, 2014 photo, Kimberlyn Eversman (left) collects trash with Cole Stackman along the banks of Binder Lake.

Photo by Katie Alaimo/News Tribune

The Jefferson City Environmental Quality Commission discussed creating a trash and litter control awareness campaign during its Wednesday meeting.

At last month's meeting, Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin asked for ideas on how the commission could create a campaign or an initiative to address trash and litter problems in the city. She said she receives several calls about trash and litter problems and would like the commission to create a campaign to get more people self-motivated and self-aware.

She suggested the commission target specific aspects involving trash and litter each month, with the first month educating residents on state law and city code regarding littering. Commission members said they also could discuss what features the city offers to address trash and litter, such as the adopt-a-street program.

"Each of us doing our part really does help with the big picture, keeping Jeff City clean," Tergin said.

The commission will discuss the campaign more at next month's meeting.

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