Litter Initiative



Litter Initiative


The Dearborn County Anti-LItter Initaitive has been active since the fall of 2015.

The Initiave has included cleanups, education and the two prevention projects. These are detailed to the right of this section.

Litter cleanups have been conducted along many roadways: Pribble Road, Cole Lane, Yorkridge Road, Kaiser Drive, Sand Run, Jamison Road, State Route 1, Stoops Road, Spangler Road, County Farm Road, North Hogan Road, WeisbergRoad, and Lawrenceville Road.

For more information about past and current Initiative actions, such as cleanups, please see the group's facebook page by clicking here.

2017 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grant

Keep America Beautiful

The Dearborn County Reycling Center is a 2017 recipient of a grant to prevent cigarette litter. The project includes the cleanup of cigarette litter from over 20 locations in Dearborn County. New cigarette butt receptacles have been placed for public use. Residents are asked to look for and use these containers. Personal ashtrays were distributed to the public at the Recycling Center Drive-Thru and at public events.

For more information about Keep America Beautiful's national Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, follow the link below.

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Recycling Container Project

In 2016, all 19 schools in Dearborn County participated in decorating recycling containers. Several other groups also participated; including Girl Scouts, 4-H and CASA Youth Ambassadors. Literally thousands of students helped create 96 distinctive containers.

Containers have been placed in cities, towns, county parks, at ball fields and near our public administration buildings.

The total number of recycling containers placed for public use is 95.

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The 55 gallon drums for the project are refurbished steel and the lids are made from recycled plastic.

Lids are labeled with placards to indicate which materilas shoul dbe placed inside.

The cost of the project was shared between the Recycling Center and Celeste Calvitto, former owner of the Bright Beacon. Most of the decorating supplies came from the Recycling Center's reuse center, Creation Station.

2017 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grant

Keep America Beautiful

The Dearborn County Reycling Center is a 2017 recipient of a grant to prevent cigarette litter. The project includes the cleanup of cigarette litter from over 20 locations in Dearborn County. New cigarette butt receptacles have been placed for public use. Residents are asked to look for and use these containers. Personal ashtrays were distributed to the public at the Recycling Center Drive-Thru and at public events.

For more information about Keep America Beautiful's national Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, follow the link below.

Learn More

Recycling Container Project

In 2016, all 19 schools in Dearborn County participated in decorating recycling containers. Several other groups also participated; including Girl Scouts, 4-H and CASA Youth Ambassadors. Literally thousands of students helped create 96 distinctive containers.

Containers have been placed in cities, towns, county parks, at ball fields and near our public administration buildings.

The total number of recycling containers placed for public use is 95.

View Photos

The 55 gallon drums for the project are refurbished steel and the lids are made from recycled plastic.

Lids are labeled with placards to indicate which materilas shoul dbe placed inside.

The cost of the project was shared between the Recycling Center and Celeste Calvitto, former owner of the Bright Beacon. Most of the decorating supplies came from the Recycling Center's reuse center, Creation Station.