Recycling & Litter Prevention

Healthy residents need a healthy community and surrounding environment. The Delaware General Health District is committed to the environmental health of Delaware County, and hosts a variety of activities that encourage litter prevention and overall care of the environment.

Whether it’s sweeping the local waterways of Delaware County for trash by boat, coordinating roadway clean-up or educating students on proper ways to recycle, litter prevention is a priority of the Delaware General Health District.

Programs

Clean Your Block Party!

This initiative invites neighbors, friends and family to participate in cleaning your block or another public space. Keep Delaware County Beautiful will provide your team with the tools needed to clean your block, including trash bags, gloves and litter grabbers. Contact Jenifer Way-Young to help organize your “block party” cleanup!
 

Great American Clean Up

The Great American Clean up is a national community improvement event that takes place each year. In 2014-15, Delaware County had 629 volunteers who worked more than 900 hours and collected almost 7 tons of litter from our parks, roadways, rivers and wetlands.
 

River Sweeps

The Delaware General Health District’s Keep Delaware County Beautiful program has been organizing River Clean up events since the early 1990’s, and volunteers have removed many tons of tires and trash.  River Sweep partners include the Scioto River Valley Federation, Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed, and Preservation Parks of Delaware County.
 

Adopt-A-Road Way

The Delaware General Health District’s Keep Delaware County Beautiful program coordinates an Adopt-A-Roadway program litter clean up for Delaware county and township roadways. Volunteers are asked to pick up litter three times a year.  Keep Delaware County Beautiful provides training, vests, gloves, trash bags and litter grabbers.