Trash that litters the streets and landscape can end up in storm drains, where it washes into creeks that flow to the San Francisco Bay.
Much of the trash in the Bay washes into the Pacific Ocean where it contributes to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Trash not only takes a toll on quality of life, property values, and housing prices, it also endangers plant, fish and wildlife populations and habitat.

Did You Know? Every year 26,359 gallons of trash (approximately 75 gallons of trash a day) flows into the Bay from the city of Livermore.

Source: BASMAA (Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association). Trash Baseline Generation Rates: Technical Report, 2012.