DC Gears Up to Get Tough on Trash

Metropolitan police are ready to clean up Washington and officers are prepared to ticket anyone seen littering.

The department is expanding a pilot program used in the Fourth and Sixth Police District to include all regions in D.C. Currently, officers can issue a $75 ticket to any pedestrian observed littering in those two pilot districts.

Throughout the month of August, warnings will be given out to those in the First, Second, Third, Fifth, and Seventh Districts. However, the actual tickets will start in those areas beginning on September 1.

The anti-littering laws are enforced if any person is seen dropping water material of any kind on public space, in waterways, or on someone else’s private property.

Officers will continue to issue $100 traffic tickets to drivers when trashes is tossed from vehicles.

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