Litter Free NC Photos
Keeping the Road Litter-Free
In North Carolina, littering is illegal. When litter is thrown from or blown from a vehicle, the driver of the vehicle is held responsible. If convicted, the minimum fine is $250, and the maximum fine is $1,000. Any second or subsequent offense within three years after the date of a prior offense is punishable by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $2,000, if convicted.
by First Sergeant Jeff Gordon
A heavily littered neighborhood:
|A Charlotte creek.||Alamance County|
Other Roadside Litter
The Department of Transportation had to send two people March 17, 2015 to clean up these bags of clothes left illegally on the roadside of I-40 in Johnston County. Cost to taxpayers: $201.92.
Lake Crabtree County Park
Saturday, April 5, 2014, volunteers helped pick up trash around Lake Crabtree County Park near the Raleigh-Durham airport. Eight bags were collected by four people in three hours. A fresh loaf of bread, a pair of chaps, a neck rest, two syringes, about 27 kites, shoes and around 40 tennis balls, plus two softballs, several baseballs, golf balls, a football, basketball and wiffle balls, were among the items tossed or lost.
The standard cigarette butts, drink bottles and cans, and food wrappers were also collected.