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?
Even during a pandemic, you can do it safely – as long as you plan ahead.
Here are six tips for picking up trash safely:
- Wear work gloves
- Wash your hands when you’re done
- Don’t touch your face
- Tie back your hair or wear a hat
- Wear a mask
- Use tongs or a rake and shovel to pick up really gross things like an animal carcasses or personal hygiene items.
“Picking up parks or trails is a great way to celebrate Earth Day,” says Tiffany Peterson, RN, Avera Director of Infection Control. “You don’t need to be afraid of COVID – just use common sense.”