Audit reveals cleaner City but Yellowhead needs improvement

Since 2009, there has been a 44 per cent reduction in large litter and a 41 per cent reduction in small litter. The Yellowhead Trail Litter Audit, however, showed a sharp increase of litter over the last audit done in 2012 with a 49 per cent increase.

“The results of the Capital City Clean Up 2014 Litter Audit show that, in general, Edmontonians are working together toward a common goal of a cleaner City, but we still have work to do,” said Councillor Bev Esslinger, who thanked business and media partners for their support of Capital City Clean Up during a recognition event at City Hall. “We must continue to challenge ourselves as a City to reduce litter even further. These results show we are on the right path, in many ways, and indicate where we can improve.”

Highlights and a summary of the 2014 Litter Audit can be found at edmonton.ca/capitalcitycleanup.