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Cash For Trash

San Diego's new program deemed a huge early success

“Cash for Trash” enables homeless individuals to earn $2 for every bag of trash they clean up and dispose of. More than 200 tons of trash have been removed.

The idea behind this program came in part from an individual living on the streets who said, “If we had a place to put our trash, we’d clean up after ourselves.” Brian Trotier, volunteer extraordinaire, helped implement the program.

Every $275 raised removes approximately one ton of trash 

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Makayla Scott

Peer Mentor, Promises2Kids
As an African American first-generation college graduate, I recently earned my Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning Management and Design. Despite facing the challenges of homelessness and balancing motherhood, I have persevered and am committed to using my experiences to advocate for better urban planning and support for vulnerable communities.”