Campaign looks to educate Brooklyn residents on where to throw their trash

Clean Streets Equals Clean Beaches is the message environmental and sanitation officials want to make clear to Brooklyn residents with their new campaign.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says the garbage people throw into the streets is the same litter that ends up in the ocean. That's why the EPA has joined forces with the city's Department of Sanitation. Both groups will hang signs and posters to remind residents about the importance of putting their trash in a garbage can.

Department of Environmental Protection workers are also helping the cause. They clean more than 6,000 miles of city streets each day.

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