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The City’s Clean LE: Love Where You Live program is a pilot program launched in partnership with the Western Riverside Council of Government (WRCOG) to educate, engage, and inspire our community to love where they live by keeping Lake Elsinore clean, beautiful and litter-free. Clean LE encourages our residents, businesses, and youth to proactively discourage littering and illegal dumping in our community.
Litter is any unwanted waste that has not been disposed of properly and is left on the pavement, school campus, field, beach, park, or another public place. Litter is untidy and unsightly and can affect people’s view on the value and safety of our community. Litter can be as small as a tiny candy wrapper to dumping a mattress on the side of the street. Other common types of litter include cigarette butts, gum, unauthorized stickers, pet waste, flyers and beverage containers.
Litter happens intentionally and unintentionally. Intentional littering includes motorists discarding their waste out of the window, pedestrians throwing their trash on the street or sidewalks, or people visiting the lake and leaving their trash behind.
Unintentional litter might come from uncovered loads that can easily be blown out of vehicles. Household rubbish and uncontrolled building waste can become litter if not secured by a proper cover, such as an overfilled trash can that is unable to close ahead of trash collection days.
There are plenty of ways for you to actively get involved and prevent litter in our community:
Our businesses can play a huge role in assisting to keep our City clean, beautiful and litter-free. By taking small steps, businesses can help inspire others and discourage littering in and around our community by taking our Clean LE Business pledge promising to take the following steps: