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Posted on: September 14, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Prince George's County Launches PGCLitterTRAK

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Litter tracking tool focuses on reducing trash and debris throughout the County

Prince George’s County has another weapon in the fight for a litter free County. PGCLitterTRAK, a mobile application, which assists County residents, community organizations and businesses report their efforts to reduce litter and keep Prince George’s clean, green and beautiful.

The PGCLitterTRAK app is a tool, developed by the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment (DoE), designed to aid users in tracking trash and debris collected by individual citizens or during group-focused clean up events. Data collected and submitted through PGCLitterTRAK including bags of litter removed, items collected and litter pick-up locations, will be reported to DoE.

“The launch of PGCLitterTRAK is making it easier for Prince George’s County government to reduce litter in our waterways, streets and neighborhoods. This user-friendly app gives DoE the ability to obtain real-time information and see a catalog of trashed picked up by our County's “trash warriors” who are on the front lines of the battle against litter in Prince George's,” commented DoE Director Adam Ortiz.

Built on the Survey123 platform, litter collection data provided through PGCLitterTRAK supports DoE’s efforts to build informative maps detailing the frequency of litter clean-up events and the amount of litter collected. Data will be shared with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and credited to the County’s mandated trash reduction rate of 170,628 pounds per year within the Anacostia River Watershed.

Use of the PGCLitterTRAK app is available through registration only. To register, complete the PGCLitterTRAK User Sign Up Form. Additional information about the app will be shared during the Prince George’s County Community Partners Meeting. PGCLitterTRAK group training orientations are available upon request.

WHAT:
PGCLitterTRAK Launch and Registration

WHEN:
Thursday, September 15, 2016
9:30 AM

WHERE:
Department of Public Works and Transportation’s (DPW&T)
Maintenance Operations Center
8400 D’Arcy Road
Forestville, MD

For more information, contact:
Tiaa B. Rutherford
Litter Reduction Program Manager
(301) 883-6226
LitterReduction@co.pg.md.us

Lauren A. Kinard
Public Information Specialist
(301) 883-5957
lakinard@co.pg.md.us

PGCLitterTRAK User Sign Up Form
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