Clean City Commission completes 2010 KAB Litter Index

MONTGOMERY, AL - The Montgomery Clean City Commission recently completed the 2010 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.

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.

The 2010 city average for Montgomery is 1.38, which is a slight improvement from last year's 1.45 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.