86it Anti-Litter Campaign

Have you heard the term “86it”?

Its origins are debatable, but to us it means, “to get rid of something; to throw it out.” We like it because it’s a cool way of asking someone to throw something away. Join us on our mission to end littering behavior and create a sense of community pride.

In 2008, the Wake County Board of Commissioners adopted a goal to address the roadside litter problem in Wake County. The 86it Anti-Litter Campaign launched in 2010, with strategies and tactics to thoughtfully engage citizen participation in addressing litter.

Every one of us can be a litterer given the right circumstance: from intentionally littering because there isn’t a receptacle nearby to the unintentional escape of a piece of trash from a car door or unsecured load.

The goal of 86it is to change littering behavior and to instill a sense of community pride and responsibility by encouraging a culture that believes:

  1. Littering is unacceptable to me and those around me;
  2. Every piece of litter hurts the image of my community and is harmful to the environment; and
  3. I’m responsible for my own trash.

In order to achieve these goals 86it is taking a multifaceted approach to changing behavior through  community outreach, organized cleanups, high school program development and an aggressive upbeat social media and marketing campaign.

Get Involved

Learn more here!

The 86it Anti-Litter Campaign is on a mission to end littering behavior while creating a sense of community pride.

Help us keep the momentum rolling by:

  1. Conducting a DIY litter cleanup by using an 86it litter cleanup kit
  2. Checking out our partnership with Litterati and downloading the app
  3. Reporting litterers through the NC Swat-A-Litterbug Program.
  4. Checking us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

If you clean it, we will supply it. 

86it litter cleanup kit, with gloves, bags, picker

Check out a litter kit and we will provide you with all the materials to conduct a DIY litter cleanup. From gloves to garbage bags and safety vests we’ve got you covered with everything you need.  Simply fill out the form and we’ll deliver the kit to you and pick it back up when you’re done. Take some pictures and send them to us – we love bragging about our 86ers.

Volunteer. Be part of the solution.

Would you like to help us out at one of our events? We often need help staffing booths at festivals or organizing clean ups. We’ll even help you earn community service credit if you need it. Contact us for more information.

86it Anti-Litter Campaign
Wake County Solid Waste
PO Box 550
Raleigh, NC 27602

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