Brevard County Leaders Encourage Residents and Visitors to ‘Pick It Up, Pack It Up’ to Combat Littering

“Pick It Up, Pack It Out” is an anti-litter education and awareness campaign

“Our hope is that by bringing awareness, we may be able to create a behavior change about littering along our beautiful Brevard County roadways and causeways,” said Bryan Bobbitt, executive director of Keep Brevard Beautiful.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Commissioner Bryan Lober’s District 2 Commission Office, along with the Space Coast Office of Tourism, are joining forces with Keep Brevard Beautiful, Canaveral Port Authority, Florida Department of Transportation District 5 Operations Center and its roadway contractors, and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, for a “Pick It Up, Pack It Out” anti-litter education and awareness campaign.

The campaign is designed to stem ongoing litter issues on State Road 528 and other area causeways, and to protect two of the county’s biggest tourist attractions – the beaches and the Indian River Lagoon — from becoming littered with trash and debris.

According to Keep Brevard Beautiful, the “Pick It Up, Pack It Up” campaign is multi-faceted but focuses primarily on education, signage, awareness, enforcement and community-based cleanups.

Among steps planned or already underway include:

◾Commissioner Lober has obtained an extra dumpster for the southern shoreline and allocated funds for a trailer for litter removal and cleanup supplies. Dumpsters not only encourage people to properly discard litter, but are also useful during cleanup events.
◾Port Canaveral will continue to maintain three waste dumpsters it already has in place along the Banana River portion of SR528
◾FDOT has added 36 anti-litter signs along SR528 in areas of high traffic
◾Keep Brevard Beautiful has been approved for an additional grant through the Space Coast Office of Tourism to offer more cleanups on busier weekends
◾Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is increasing visibility in areas that have generated complaints or concerns.

The campaign is designed to stem ongoing litter issues on State Road 528 and other area causeways, and to protect two of the county’s biggest tourist attractions – the beaches and the Indian River Lagoon — from becoming littered with trash and debris.

All agencies will be posting campaign messages on their websites and on social media to help spread the word, and are also asking residents to help spread the word about the “Pick It Up, Pack It Up” campaign.

“Our hope is that by bringing awareness, we may be able to create a behavior change about littering along our beautiful Brevard County roadways and causeways,” said Bryan Bobbitt, executive director of Keep Brevard Beautiful.

If you or your organization would like to hold or participate in a cleanup event, please contact Keep Brevard Beautiful at 321-631-0501.

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