Original Release: 3/23/2019
Are you part of the #trashtag Challenge - the global movement that went viral on social media earlier this month? People all over the world are participating by cleaning up litter and posting before and after pictures on social media with the hashtag #trashtag.
Cuyahoga Recycles offers supplies and support to organizations and schools that want to get involved in environmental clean-up efforts. "We have been offering the Clean Up Cuyahoga program since 2012 and we're encouraged that the #trashtag idea has brought litter problems to the forefront," says Diane Bickett, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.
Clean Up Cuyahoga kits include recycling bags, garbage bags, cloth gloves, car litter bags, seed packets, educational materials and promotional items. Groups and schools can request kits for up to 30 participants. Any adult representative of a school or youth group may request a clean-up kit by completing a short form at this link: https://cuyahogarecycles.org/clean_up_cuyahoga.
Cuyahoga Recycles can also loan additional supplies like large shovels, garden shovels, litter pick-up tools, safety vests and additional garden gloves for large groups or group plantings.
"Of course, we'd love to see the #trashtag movement take hold in Cuyahoga County and we encourage everyone to tag #CuyahogaRecycles in their social media posts as well," Bickett says.
About the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District
The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the public agency helping the people of Cuyahoga County reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in their communities. We serve as the leading resource in the County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste.