keep iowa beautiful

Tidy towns begin with you!

Look around your town. Where do you see the most litter?

Whether it’s on your street corner, park playgrounds or community sidewalks, litter simply makes people feel gross!

Litter is a gross problem.

Keep Iowa Beautiful (We’re a nonprofit organization created to develop ways to keep our state looking awesome) got together with the Iowa Department of Transportation to find out more about this problem on Iowa’s roadways.

In 2013 we measured how much litter is actually on Iowa roadways. Then we tracked how many amazing people and hours it took to clean litter up off those roadways.

Together we learned a lot about why people litter and how to clean it up.

  • Millions of pieces of litter are picked up each year!
  • It costs about $35 million to clean up our state.

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Keep Iowa Beautiful
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