For more than six decades, Keep America Beautiful has served as our country’s nonprofit steward of litter prevention.
Litter is more than just a blight on our landscape. Litter is costly to clean up, impacts our quality of life and economic development, and eventually ends up in our waterways and oceans. Among our many initiatives, the Keep America Beautiful Litter Index and Community Appearance Index are step-by-step methods of assessing current litter conditions and other indicators which is used in thousands of communities and by municipalities nationwide. Today, we are as committed as ever to providing people with the resources to help prevent litter with the ultimate goal of helping to end littering in America.
Get the most up-to-date research and information on litter and littering behavior and learn about our programs to help you take action in your community.