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This is r/DeTrashed, reddit's premiere sub committed to cleaning up the environment one piece of trash at a time. Please post anything related to picking up trash. Anything from picking up a bottle while walking your dog in the morning, cleaning up a campsite or even organizing a clean-up event.

Remember although this sub was started on just picking up trash and cleaning the environment, it is so much more. Please share anything that involves taking an active step to improve the earth, like cleaning up trash, recycling, removing invasive species, green improvements on your house, magnet fishing, clearing gutters, etc.! Be creative!

Keep in mind the main point of this sub isn't about bragging (although you are allowed to), it is about encouraging others to help out and get involved. Although some people may say our actions alone don't make much of a difference, when there is an entire subreddit dedicated to it and encouraging others, then we can absolutely make a difference!

To everyone who has been spreading this sub by mentioning it in threads and such, THANK YOU! We have grown so much since our creation and we hope to become one of the largest, most engaging subs on reddit because that'll mean more people are DeTrashing the earth than ever before. Please keep it up and continue to encourage others to stop by for a visit (or, hopefully, to stay!).

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Went for a paddle today

0 Comments
2024/05/27
01:44 UTC

8

Polly didn't want peanut butter. - another basket of litter plicykled off Boston.

1 Comment
2024/05/27
00:02 UTC

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My nomination for the Weird Litter of the Week Award

0 Comments
2024/05/26
22:42 UTC

63

11 People, 3 hours

4 Comments
2024/05/26
19:45 UTC

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9 bags today. Really like using Strava app to track picking path!

7 Comments
2024/05/26
16:38 UTC

2 Comments
2024/05/26
01:06 UTC

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What advice can you give a novice?

I've done a total of 3 trips and asked around for advice. I've made some changes to how I do it, making sure I'm safe and stuff. I just found this subreddit and I'm so excited about it! I haven't been able to find any communities that enjoy cleaning up. So do you all have any advice that you learned and think a novice should know?

6 Comments
2024/05/25
19:26 UTC

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Clean-ups that led to solutions

Interested in a discussion on anything folks have done that helped lead to longer term solutions. I clean up to try and spread awareness and get to a long term solution. That said sometimes the clean up IS the solution if the garbage is unlikely to reoccur.

The pic of a 1,000 balls is from a local college. They had 1000's of tennis balls going into our creeks and spreading through the watershed. I went to administration and they ignored me. I went to the town and they helped force things and the college now has a plan to ensure balls don't get in creeks. I did the same with a local baseball league and our local water district is FINALLY implementing preventative measures for dumping on their land.

Anyhow how have others had success in using clean ups to lead to change? I'm always hungry for ideas on what has worked for others.

Thanks!

14 Comments
2024/05/25
16:58 UTC

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Today’s theme was plastic straws and cigarette butts!

Lots of small trash to pick in our downtown area today. Only 5 gallons but everything was so little!

5 Comments
2024/05/25
14:30 UTC

35

Up and down my neighborhood's collector

Beautiful day

2 Comments
2024/05/24
23:26 UTC

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If at first you don't succeed... - another basket of litter plicykled off Boston and Cambridge.

1 Comment
2024/05/24
23:14 UTC

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Anyone know what these are--and can explain why I find them so often? πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

13 Comments
2024/05/24
20:34 UTC

21

Cig butts ?

Best tool for non back breaking cig butt clean up so much is littered in the gravel I want a tool to help pick it up? Please be specific I need a decent tool I keep searching and can’t find a brand that says it picks this specificity up please help πŸ’• thank you

14 Comments
2024/05/23
09:42 UTC

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A way to log the trash you collect

A while ago me and a friend created an app to log the thrash we collect when going for walks. It was originally just meant to be for us and our friends but as interest grew we created a website and came up with a catchy name(and even a reddit account :) )

Now people using the app all over the world: https://rubbishrenegade.com/maps/

Hopefully we can use the collected data to put pressure on governments and companies.

If you have any feedback or suggestions feel free to drop a comment or send me a message.

Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.garbage.bobuba

iPhone app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rubbish-renegade/id6468367213

Website: https://rubbishrenegade.com/how-it-works/

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3 Comments
2024/05/23
04:55 UTC

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Stick one in me. I'm done. - another basket of litter plicykled off Boston and Cambridge.

3 Comments
2024/05/21
14:38 UTC

15

I have a question, which may sound stupid

Hello everybody, hope my question won't sound too stupid. Basically, I usually pick up trash left by passerby on my street, and I plan on extending my litter picking walks to nearby neighborhoods. Anyway, we have a very efficient waste management, as we separate most of the stuff. Unfortunately, when I'm litter picking, I always end up throwing everything in unsorted waste (plastic bottles, cans, glass, basically materials that could be recycled) because separating everything would be... a lot. I believe that cleaning areas from trash is always good, that way litter won't spread around too much. But is it actually counterproductive if it's ending in unsorted waste? It definitely would stay there or end up in unsorted waste either way. Is it that good, is it that bad? Thanks :)

9 Comments
2024/05/21
12:29 UTC

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Bag A Day Week Long Challenge

Picked up a bag a day since Jan. 1 this year. Trash Pick up is fun. Exercise, weird pieces of trash like a unicorn, and finding out what your city attempts to move away.

Looking to inspire me the city I live in, Los Angeles, to pick up some trash.

Curious if anyone has had a success with inspiring others to pickup trash?

4 Comments
2024/05/21
09:57 UTC

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