Mass. 'Average' on Litter Scorecard

The 2014 American State Litter Scorecard ranked states based on litter taxation and daily waste disposal, among other factors.

File photo.
File photo.

When it comes to littering, Massachusetts has room to improve.

The Bay State was ranked "average," according to the 2014 American State Litter Scorecard.

Washington was the cleanest state, while South Carolina was the dirtiest.

States received ratings based on litter taxation and daily waste disposal, among other factors.

See the full scorecard here

American State Litter Scorecard cleanest states

1. Washington
2. California (tied)
2. Connecticut (tied)
4. Florida (tied)
4. Maine (tied) 
4. Oregon (tied)
7. Vermont
8. Iowa
9. Maryland
10. Missouri
26. Massachusetts
Matt April 28, 2014 at 08:16 PM
I agree Frank and in protest you should leave.
Maddie Chambers April 28, 2014 at 08:20 PM
Can you describe what a wind turbine victim is exactly? I'm curious as to what that means.
Bonnie Parker April 29, 2014 at 07:58 AM
Apparently proximity to wind turbines renders some especially mentally delicate people unable to do anything other than obsess about wind turbines. It's terribly sad, really.
IQ April 29, 2014 at 10:08 AM
Frank Haggerty, "Victims" of wind turbines. Riiight. What's wrong with wind turbines? We can use oil and gas forever.
marika roth April 30, 2014 at 08:31 AM
Law enforcement for littering is very weak, or perhaps nonexistant. I am appalled at what citizens consider acceptable behavior when it comes to littering. The people in this state seem to lack respect for the land, sea and their communities. Old appliances, mattresses, along with plastic, etc. are seen along streets, highways, and forests. Towns and the state need to be more proactive in enforcing litter laws. As a child in a midwestern state I was taught in schools and through media exposure not to litter with the sure consequences resulting in fines. The responsibility was ours and we took it seriously.


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