Litter is a growing problem in Port St. Lucie and eliminating litter in Port St. Lucie is a priority so that our city can continue to be a great place to live and work.
Keep America Beautiful has long recognized the problems created by litter and ways that individuals and groups can make a difference in combating this pervasive problem. Go to the Keep America Beautiful Litter Prevention Web page.
Cigarette butt litter is a particularly pervasive and intractable form of littering in the city and nationally as well.
The city combats litter in the following ways:
The hotline allows citizens to report litter conditions such as commercial or residential litter, illegal dumping, debris in a canal and general litter in the City of Port St. Lucie.
Nearly fifty miles of city streets remain litter free thanks to more than forty-five groups and individuals who have pick up litter from these public roadways. Get more information.
Held yearly in April to coincide with national Earth Day celebrations, this event has become a tradition in Port St. Lucie, attracting several hundred people every year who want to make an effort to reduce litter in public areas and improve the natural environment of the city. Volunteers are transported from the Public Works compound to various public areas for clean-up.
To find out when the next Clean-up Day will be held, go to the meetings and special events page.
Held annually at the city’s Public Works complex at 450 Thornhill Drive, this event makes it easy for residents to get rid of their unwanted household chemicals and hazardous waste by providing a convenient place and time where the materials can be handed over to experts—free of charge—for proper disposal.
To find out when the next Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held, go to the meetings and special events page.
The litter crew is comprised of two contract employees, whose salaries are paid for out of Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful franchise fee funds generated from the franchise fee on all Waste Pro garbage bills. This two-person crew is dedicated solely to picking up litter and addresses many of the litter conditions reported through the litter hotline.
One day a month for approximately six hours, the St. Lucie County Sheriff provides a small crew of supervised inmates who are tasked to clean up litter in pre-designated areas of the City.