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Celebrating Earth Day: 6 Tips for Picking up Trash Safely

If you’re looking for a fun way to both celebrate Earth Day safely and help your community, how about picking up trash in your favorite park or trail? Planning ahead and bringing the proper equipment can help you stay safe while also helping the planet.

Here are six tips for picking up trash safely:

  1. Wear work gloves
  2. Wash your hands when you’re done
  3. Don’t touch your face
  4. Tie back your hair or wear a hat
  5. Wear a mask
  6. Use tongs or a rake and shovel to pick up really gross things like an animal carcasses or personal hygiene items.

Helping clean up your community is a great way to celebrate Earth Day!

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