Litterers will be sentenced to pick up trash

GoErie.com – A new state law will make those who dump rubbish responsible for picking it up — and picking up more besides.  Legislation signed into law last week by Gov. Tom Wolf also will make litterers pay another price — increased fines of up to $1,000.  Act 62 of 2018 additionally allows highway officials to designate areas as litter enforcement corridors. Fines for dumping rubbish in those areas will be doubled. Businesses dumping rubbish in a litter enforcement corridor will pay triple fines.  “When you look at all of the trash along our roads, it’s clear that fines alone are not enough to deter this crime,” state Sen. Mario Scavello, a Monroe County Republican, said in a statement. Scavello was the prime sponsor of the new law.

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