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Hillsborough County Trash Tracker Program

Are you tired of seeing trash in your pond, lake, stream, or canal? Wish there was something you could do about it? Now there is. Become a Hillsborough County Trash Tracker! This program helps you clean up those littered water ways and monitor when, where, and how much trash is entering your site.

Here's how it works:

You choose your site and sign up as a Trash Tracker. We'll send you a startup kit. Then you clean up the trash at your site, on your schedule, and report how many bags of inorganic trash (bottles, cans, plastic) and how many bags of organic trash (leaves, grass, sticks, etc) you collect. We map the sites and keep track of what is moving through your site from month to month.

This information helps us know where to target resources. This constant monitoring helps us catch the people who are causing the problems.

By signing up for Trash Tracker you become eligible for discounted leases on trash catching devices and associated maintenance and trash collection services from participating companies. You don't even have to buy the device, and they'll report the trash for you.

For more information and to sign up, fill out this form or call 744-5671.