Litter is one of the most easily controlled types of nonpoint source pollution. All litter has a place and along road sides and in our water ways are not the proper place.
Simply recycling your trash will eliminate a large portion of the litter that is found on our road ways. Most communities have a recycling program in effect for the most common products, glass, metals, and plastics. People can also recycle other items that are not thought of as recyclable. An example would be food scraps that people place into a compost.
New Jersey is fortunate to have a large number of active state wide and regional associations who focus on water protection. If you do join a existing organization there are a wide range of potential activities that can assist in raising awareness about nonpoint source pollution and the value of our local waterways.