Whippet Wipeout Campaign
The Southwest Detroit Whippet WipeOut Campaign Coalition’s mission is to reduce whippet (Nitrous Oxide) abuse and littering within the 48209 and 48210 Zip Codes through community-based intervention methods.
The Whippet Wipeout Campaign will do this by establishing collaborative workgroups focused on:
Identifying the sources of procurement
Building community awareness of health and safety issues regarding nitrous oxide abuse
Providing access to nitrous oxide abuse health education information
Supporting community-wide collection and responsible disposal of nitrous oxide containers at identified sites
The Coalition will provide a framework for other neighborhoods and communities to conduct their own clean-up initiatives by sharing resources and best practices developed by the coalition’s workgroups to ensure equitable steps are taken to reduce nitrous oxide abuse within communities. The Coalition will continue to raise awareness of the public health, safety, and environmental hazards of nitrous oxide in partnership with our Southwest Detroit community.
Help Clean Up the Community
Collected Whippet containers can be disposed of at the marked receptacles at Cadillac Urban Gardens located at 4601 Merritt Street, Detroit, MI 48209, or at DPD’s 4th Precinct located at 4700 W Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48209.
Join the Coalition
Learn about how you can help fight against this community health issue.