Goddard State Park, Warwick Rhode Island. Winter scene

Let’s Keep Rhody Litter Free in 2023!

Join the movement! First Lady Susan McKee has a challenge for all Rhode Islanders: Pick up one piece of litter every day!

If all one million RI residents pledge to pick up one at least piece of litter every day, there will be 365,000,000 fewer pieces of litter by the end of the year!

One million RI residents could easily remove one million pieces of litter from our state each day. On your way to work, shopping, dining, or walking to school, if each one of us picks up just one piece of litter every day, the results will be dramatic.

Get your friends, co-workers, and family members to each pick up one piece of litter, or more if you get in the groove. Then take a picture and post your photos on social media with the hashtag #RIMillionPieces.

Litter doesn’t have to stay in RI. If we all just pick up one piece, RI will be one million pieces cleaner!

Let’s keep the momentum going Rhode Island!

Governor and Mrs. McKee cleanup

Rhode Island, the Ocean State, is world-renowned for its natural beauty.

Our beaches, parks, and outdoor spaces are part of what makes our state so beautiful and special, especially when they are litter free. Let's keep it that way!

That’s why First Lady Susan McKee and Governor Dan McKee have launched a statewide anti-litter campaign. We will encourage Rhode Islanders and visitors to help clean up our outdoor spaces, and protect our unique natural heritage.

Please take the time to review the wide range of resources, events, and opportunities throughout this site to discover how you can help Keep Rhody Litter Free!

"When Rhode Island comes together, great things happen."

Governor Daniel J. McKee of the State of Rhode Island is encouraging everyone to take part in ending litter in Rhode Island.  

  • Currently litter is everywhere, but we don’t have to let that be our future
  • Real change will only come about if we all work together
  • Litter is more than just a blight on our landscape.
  • Litter is costly to clean up, impacts our quality of life and economic development, and eventually ends up in our waterways and oceans.