SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Litter Committee is being created due to an increase in litter across Forest Park in Springfield.

Springfield City Councilor Victor Davila, the chair of the public safety committee, announced on Monday the members of the new Litter Committee at City Council Chambers. The committee will consist of residents from the Forest Park neighborhood. Davila says the highest problem-areas include Dickinson Street, the X, Sumner Ave, Longhill Street and White Street.

“We need to think outside of the box because this is a problem. I-91 for example, I feel ashamed when I see the trash there. I truly believe we’re going to start with Forest Park and my hope is that this will be a blueprint throughout the rest of the city,” said Davila.

The Litter Committee will help identify problem areas, create solutions and make recommendations to the City Council and the Mayor on how to address the ever-growing Litter problem in Forest Park, according to a news release sent to 22News from City Councilor Victor Davila.

“I have received a growing number of calls expressing concern on litter in our neighborhood and we must act to preserve our neighborhood, we must act to preserve our City, ” said Davila.