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Wake County Environmental Services has launched an online survey to get feedback on residents’ perceptions about litter in the County. The survey, part of the County’s 86it Anti-Litter Campaign and a follow-up to a similar survey in 2010, is being conducted in partnership with North Carolina State University (NCSU). To access the survey, visit and click on the Litter Survey button.

The five-minute survey consists of 10 questions, and is just one evaluation tool being used to help guide the County’s anti-litter efforts into the next phase. NCSU is conducting random phone surveys of Wake County residents through Friday, August 16, 2013. In late 2012, the County also conducted its annual Litter Index and saw a decrease in the amount of litter in three of the four quadrants of Wake County.

“The 86it campaign has several facets, including public outreach and education, litter clean-up events for the public and tools for residents to organize their own neighborhood litter clean-ups,” said Wake County Solid Waste Director John Roberson. “Behavioral changes don’t happen overnight, and by taking a thoughtful, multi-layered approach to litter education, clean-up and prevention in Wake County, we’re starting to see great progress.”

The 86it Anti-Litter Campaign launched January 1, 2010, in response to a Wake County Board of Commissioners goal to reduce the presence of litter in the County. The campaign aims to educate the public about the negative effects of litter, and encourage them to take responsibility for their own trash by properly disposing of items.

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