Pick up massachusetts

Don't Pick On The Little Guy

Towns across the state are proposing bans on small liquor bottles. This will do nothing to solve the problem of littering, but it will severely hurt small businesses in Massachusetts while restricting consumer choice.

Help us push back against these unfair bans and join one of our cleanup events in your area. Together, we can Pick Up Massachusetts.


Find a Cleanup Event Near You

We are rolling up our sleeves and organizing pick-up events across the state to solve the problem of litter. Bans won’t help, but you can.

Bans are Not the Answer

Small Bottle Bans Won't Solve the Litter Problem

Let’s come together to develop real solutions to make our streets cleaner, instead of focusing on one-off bans that could damage our economy.

Who We Are

We are a 501(c)6 organization of small businesses and retailers from across the state that is dedicated to solving the problem of litter without causing economic damage.

Local businesses have it tough enough already

Small bottle bans could hurt small business revenue by 15% or more. Following the pandemic and rising inflation, this is a bad time to pinch small businesses even more.

A ban in one town will just create opportunity in another

Local bans will drive consumers across town and state lines to buy small bottles from other stores - which disadvantages small businesses in our communities.

A one-off ban doesn't solve our litter problem

Litter is made up of so many items like lottery tickets, cigarette butts, coffee cups, and food wrappers. It’s unfair to lay the burden of litter at the feet of small business owners. Let’s solve litter holistically.