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Morro Bay launches 'Be a Trash Hero' campaign aimed at limiting trash left behind by visitors

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Posted at 6:53 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 09:55:55-04

MORRO BAY (KSBY) -- The city of Morro Bay is launching its a "Be a Trash Hero" campaign, encouraging visitors to be part of the solution not the pollution.

City officials say they are seeing a spike in the amount of waste from tourists.

In response, the city has added trash bins and increased staffing on weekends but the amount of trash continues to surpass the added capacity.

City Launches the “Be a Trash Hero” Campaign - Encouraging Visitors and Residents to be Part of the Solution, Not the...

Posted by City of Morro Bay on Thursday, August 27, 2020

The campaign focuses on encouraging visitors to respect the community by properly disposing of all trash and recyclables.

This campaign follows the city's previous campaign called: "Be a Face Mask Hero," encouraging visitors to wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

*Original story by KSBY.