We need to clean it up, Georgia.
That what the 2014 American State Litter Scorecard shows as the Peach State is ranked as the fourth dirtiest state in the county, just ahead of South Carolina, Nevada and Indiana.
Washington, California and Connecticut are the cleanest states according to the Scorecard.
The Scorecard was presented at the American Society for Public Administration Conference in March. According to the Scorecard, states receive their ratings if they follow certain indicators including litter taxation, per person daily waste disposal by state, percentage of "profiled litterers" per state, among other criteria.
Since 2008, the American State Litter Scorecard approximates a state’s overall public spaces and environmental quality condition "through tried-and-true, hard-to-obtain measures, resulting in a Score total for each and every state."
In 2011, Georgia finished ahead of eight states, but was still considered amongst the worst in the county.
See the attached slideshow for more on the 2014 scorecard.
American State Litter Scorecard cleanest states1. Washington
American State Litter Scorecard dirtiest states1. South Carolina
7. South Dakota
9. New Mexico