The “Trash Queens” are leading the way in litter cleanup on their daily walks. Five to seven days a week, you’ll find four women walking together in Middleton, Massachusetts. Bags and grabbers in hand while on their walk, they are women making a difference who you’ll want to learn more about. They are the self-titled “Trash Queens.”
Susan and three friends, Claudia, Judy and Pamela, began walking together almost every day beginning in March 2020 to combat, they say, their boredom during the COVID-19 lockdown. From day one, they began to notice the tremendous amount of trash along the trails and roads. So, they decided they’d come with a trash bag in hand from then on and start picking up the litter. Susan tells me she thinks, in total, they have picked up somewhere between 2000 to 2500 bags of trash in the past year and a half.
Read more about their story here: Meet the “Trash Queens”: Leading the Way in Litter Cleanup on Their Daily Walk – Keep America Beautiful (kab.org)