Understanding Litter Through Research
Divert NS is committed to helping tackle litter in our province. We work with local consultancies to uncover current litter research, on the ground.
For example, this recent Behavioural Research helps us to gain a clearer understanding of litter behaviour, identify successful litter reduction strategies, as well as potential interventions to reduce litter in Nova Scotia.
Divert NS also led an audit of roadside litter at 75 sites across Nova Scotia. This survey provides a comprehensive review of litter accumulation and expands our knowledge on litter types and occurrences.
Some visuals from our ongoing awareness campaign.
Taking Action With Community Partners
At our Litter Prevention Summit in March, we gathered over 50 key stakeholders to discuss research insights. As we continuously work towards awareness and prevention, community partners and stakeholders play a big part in everyday action. Learn about some of our partners, and how you can get involved too.
Adopt a Highway
Through the NS Adopt-a-Highway program, individuals and businesses receive litter clean-up supplies, and clean up litter from various stretches of roadway. This program has been running for 30 years!
Visit Adopt-a-Highway for more information.
Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up
Keeping community spaces green and litter-free is what Great NS Pick-Me-Up does best. Register with them to get support in cleaning up a schoolyard, beach, recreational area, or any community hub.
Get involved in the Great Nova Scotia Pick Me Up program to make a difference.
East Hants sponsors groups to clean up highway ramps each spring & fall, and Pictou County’s “Go Clean Get Green” is an initiative of all the municipalities in that region working together to reduce litter.
Ask local waste educators how to get involved in a clean-up in your municipality.