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Mobile litter apps recognized for helping to keep Prince George’s County litter free
Largo, MD – Prince George’s County has been recognized with a 2017 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for the launch of two mobile software applications (apps) designed to track and report tonnage of litter captured, removed and prevented in communities and local waterways. The national awards program honors innovative, effective County government programs that enhance services for residents. PGCLitterTRAK (used by community groups and individual citizens) and LitterTRAK (used by County officials) were selected as the overall best in the category of County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy and Sustainability.
NACo President Bryan Desloge said, “Counties overcome complex challenges, provide essential services and constantly do more with less. We applaud these Achievement Award-winning counties for outstanding efforts to improve residents’ quality of life.”
“Litter is a nuisance in our community and has a direct effect on our quality of life in Prince George’s County,” says DoE Director Adam Ortiz. “These mobile apps assist in our fight for a litter-free County and receiving this national recognition confirms our commitment to crafting creative solutions that help keep our County clean.”
PGCLitterTRAK and LitterTRAK were developed to assist the County in its Litter Reduction Programs and various Partnerships that include:
NACo will recognize the award-winning Counties at its 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition July 21–24 in Franklin County, Ohio. Visit www.naco.org to view a complete list of winners.
PGCLitterTRAK app is available by registration through the PGCLitterTRAK user sign-up form. For more information on how to get involved in the fight for a Litter-Free Prince George’s County, contact Tiaa Rutherford, Litter Reduction Program Manager, at (301) 883-6226.
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