All Rise for Litter Court!
01 October 2009
An American council has got so fed up of people littering the streets and not caring for their environment that it has set up a ‘litter court’ specifically to deal with litter crimes.
East Baton Rouge City in Louisiana set up the Parish Litter Court which is holding its first full day of trials today where 19 cases will be assessed.
The project began on August 1 when city-parish employees hit the streets with cameras and documented evidence of littering along with property owners not maintaining their local environment.
‘Litter Court’ targets litter and debris along with overgrown weeds and grass more than 12 inches high, illegal signs and neglected swimming pools without proper security.
If found guilty in ‘litter court’ offenders will face fines of $117 (£73).
What do you think about a ‘litter court’? Do you think this would work in England?