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June 1, 2021 - July 16, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
All of Athens-Clarke County
Athens, GA 30601
706-613-3501 x7872
Participate in the Litter Index
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KACCB Litter Index

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) office requests your assistance in completing the 2021 Litter Index. This year we are trying out the UGA Debris Tracker to help us assess litter in our community. We are asking you to complete at least one 30-minute survey using the Debris Tracker App with the Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful +UGA list. You can survey any point in Athens-Clarke County or choose one of our suggested survey sites. More in-depth instructions, a video, the suggested survey sites, and a link to download can be found at You can complete the survey on its own or survey litter as a part of any cleanup event you are involved in. Please complete your survey by Friday, July 16.

2021 KACCB Litter Index

Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) is excited to partner with UGA's Debris Tracker for this year's Litter Index. To participate, volunteers should track items using the Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful +UGA list between June 1 and July 16, 2021. Track litter wherever you are or choose from our list of target survey areas. Questions? Call 706-613-3501 ext. 7872 or email or

How to use Debris Tracker to Complete your Litter Index

  • Get started by downloading the free Debris Tracker app on Android or iOS at The Litter Index data collection window is June 1 to July 15, but the Debris Tracker app is available year-round.

  • During the Litter Index, we are asking volunteers to walk and collect litter and data for 30 minutes. You can track wherever you like or go to to see our list of targeted sites. Don’t worry about selecting an especially littered area, it is important that surveys reflect both roadways that are littered and those that are not! 

  • You can track on your own, pair up with a partner so one person can pick up while the other logs, or assign one volunteer to track litter as a part of a larger cleanup. 

  • To begin tracking, open the app and allow it to access your location. Select “Start Tracking" and select the “Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful + UGA” list.

  • Scroll through the categories to see litter items. You can also search for specific litter items with the search bar at the top of the screen.

  • Record the number of items you find of each litter type by tapping the “Add” button. You can use the +/- buttons to change the number or click directly on the number to type in the amount. 

  • If you click Manage Items, you can see a map of what you’ve tracked so far. Here, you can also delete items if you’ve added something accidentally.

  • When you’re done tracking, click “Continue.” You’ll see a summary of what you’ve collected. You can also add photos to your log. When you’re ready, click “Upload Session.” If you haven’t already logged in, you’ll be asked to log in or sign up for an account. You can register through

email or SciStarter.

  • Wait for your data upload to go through. You’ll see a checkmark when it’s complete. You’re all done!