30 Ways in 30 Days - Way #3
The City of Chattanooga’a 3-1-1 call center is our “one call to city hall”, according to the city’s website at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/Mayors_Office/MayorsOffice_About311.htm.
So what place does it have in the effort to reduce litter in Chattanooga? A pretty prominant one.
Not only can you report litter problems on SeeClickFix.com, a non-governmental site this blog reported on yesterday, but you can also report litter problems through Chattanooga’s 3-1-1. City residents can report the location of litter for clean up within the city limits online here: http://www.chattanooga.gov:8080/web_intake/Controller?op=locform&href&invSRType=LITTER&href&invSRDesc=Litter&href&locreq=Y. You can also report abandoned cars, brush for pick up, overgrowth on occupied or unoccupied lots, and illegal city dumping.
Obviously the city doesn’t have the resources to clean up EVERY site reported, so See ClickFix.com is a useful tool to allow multiple folks to “vote” on especially extreme litter sites and bring attention to the most problematic areas. But the first step to reporting litter hot spots within the city limits is to report it to 3-1-1.
The great thing about reporting to 3-1-1 is you can do it by calling (can you guess the phone number?) or by reporting it online. It’s pretty easy. So if you know of a litter problem in your community, and you don’t have the time to do something about it yourself, try 3-1-1. Let us know if it works for you!