Litterbugs face higher fines under new anti-litter regulations

Litterbugs who dispose of garbage in public places and out of vehicles can be fined $50,000 under new anti-littering rules laid in the National Assembly on Thursday.

Littering, by individuals and businesses, has been a chronic problem particularly in the city. This has contributed to the clogging up of drains and canals resulting in increased flooding.

Under the Environ-mental Protection (Litter Enforcement) Regulations 2013 laid in the National Assembly yesterday by Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud, individuals who litter in public places or throw garbage out of vehicles can be fined $50,000 if found guilty. If it cannot be determined who threw the garbage out of a vehicle, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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