Montgomery Clean City Commission Completes 2012 KAB Litter Index | Environment
Montgomery, Alabama, August 1, 2012 The Montgomery Clean City Commission recently completed the 2012 Keep America Beautiful Litter Index for the City of Montgomery. KAB affiliates often say that litter is a good starting point to empower their community members to enhance and take personal responsibility for the local environment. Getting the facts by assessing the degree to which trash litters the local landscape is the first place to begin, and the Keep America Beautiful Litter Index has been designed to allow this litter prevention work in the most user-friendly way. The data obtained is invaluable in determining the appropriate litter prevention and community improvement programs needed for long-term successful results.
Litter is judged on a scale of 1 - 4 with 1 being almost no litter and 4 being an illegal dump. Areas are judged throughout the nine council districts and then averaged together, giving a district average. These are then tallied together to get the city totals. Some of the judged areas include residential neighborhoods, commercial property, areas with construction sites and large sections of the Bypass/Boulevard loop, which is one of the city’s most heavily-traveled roads and passes through every council district. The 2012 city average for Montgomery is 1.49, which is a slight improvement from last year’s 1.58 average.
The KAB Litter Index was developed in 1999-2000 by the Litter Measurement Technical Committee, and was reviewed and field tested by KAB local and state affiliates.
Information Source: Montgomery Clean City Commission