By making good choices together, we can make Yonkers a cleaner place to live, work and play.
Show our city the respect it deserves by keeping its streets clean and litter-free.
85% of littering is the result of individual attitudes. Changing your behavior is the key to prevent litter.
Let’s imagine Yonkers if we continue disrespecting it.
Envision huge lumps of chewed gum on the streets. It would cost us thousands of dollars just to scrape off and its oily deposits after removal is unsightly as the gum itself.
Imagine cigarette butts,
food remnants and wrappers
piled up on the sidewalks. Think of its smell too…
And picture this.
An enormous hill of plastic bags, bottles and glass on your parks, that if left untouched, could last over
#respectyo Show your city some love and keep it clean.
It Starts With You
It’s easy to prevent litter everyday. Here are simple steps to take:
Put your trash in a bin
Take your litter with you if no bin is available
Keep a bag in the car to collect litter
Save the gum wrapper for when you have finished chewing and dispose at the nearest bin
Pick up litter around you and ask others
to throw theirs properly
Reuse what you can and donate or sell it to keep it
out of the landfill
Here are ways to help keep the city of Yonkers a cleaner place to live, work and play.