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Old 06-22-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: mn
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How is the littering in your state and how much is the fine for littering?
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:26 PM
 
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The littering is doing just fine. Thank you very much for asking. :-)

Drive along the highways and roads of Missouri and especially as you enter the Kansas City metro area and you'll see more junk and garbage in the roads than any place in the country. I've driven in something like 40 different states and to date I've never seen so much garbage on the roads including the highways as I've seen in the Kansas City area.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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CT does pretty well cleaning up any litter. Driving along any of the state highways you really won't see any garbage - especially the Merritt Parkway. I think this is noteworthy given our dense population.
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Louisiana has a ton of litter, but there are places where it is much worse than others. For instance, the other day, I was driving north of Baton Rouge to Mississippi and I was taking Highway 61 since I hate I-55 and they were cutting the grass on the Median of Senic Highway/Samuels Road and they hadn't had the inmates pick up the trash first, and the mower was turning the thousands of pieces of litter into millions of pieces of litter. Then there are other places where I hardly ever see trash.
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Cincinnati had the most litter of any place I have ever been to. I have walked some of the inner streets at night around clubs and stuff. The back alleys had trash everywhere just blowing around. Sometimes before the street sweeper comes around it looks like its been abandoned after a nuclear strike and you're waiting for zombies to attack.

If anyone has ever played Resident Evil, it looks like that in some places. I thought that was just over exaggerated scenes from one street in NYC or something. Nope. Some inner cities really have trash blowing around everywhere. Glass broken all over the roads and alleyways. You get the feeling real quick its not a good place to be walking around.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:03 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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the fine in New Mexico for littering is $500, the deserts usually have trash all on the sides of the roads and further out people dump everything out there from junk cars to washer and dryers, you will also see paper bags stuck to cactus

in some areas you can get fined for throwing out a cigarette butt cause its so dry
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: mn
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the fine in New Mexico for littering is $500, the deserts usually have trash all on the sides of the roads and further out people dump everything out there from junk cars to washer and dryers, you will also see paper bags stuck to cactus

in some areas you can get fined for throwing out a cigarette butt cause its so dry
I think but I am not sure but in Minnesota our fine is 300.00. Our ditches areclean and you never see trash laying around but then the city where I live is really good about hiring people to do just that pick up garbage.
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:26 PM
 
Location: USA
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Louisiana has a ton of litter, but there are places where it is much worse than others. For instance, the other day, I was driving north of Baton Rouge to Mississippi and I was taking Highway 61 since I hate I-55 and they were cutting the grass on the Median of Senic Highway/Samuels Road and they hadn't had the inmates pick up the trash first, and the mower was turning the thousands of pieces of litter into millions of pieces of litter. Then there are other places where I hardly ever see trash.
Yeah, I know sometimes that happens. Louisiana tries hard to keep up with its litter patrol, but there are so many litter bugs both instate and out of state its really a full time job (well almost). I don't know what makes people so lazy and uncaring, but they sure are.
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Parts of IL are pretty bad, others are not. Like pretty much everywhere else I imagine....
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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How is the littering in your state and how much is the fine for littering?
It's a $500 fine here. Littering is not bad in my area. The work release inmates clean area roads often and there's also the Adopt A Highway program where a group can volunteer to clean a 2 mile stretch of road.
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