Yorktown Nabs First Alleged Violator Under Camera Littering Law

The first alleged violator has been caught under a camera littering law in northern Westchester County. The supervisor of Yorktown says the law is the first of its kind in the U.S. and will go a long way in helping the town’s “Do Not Litter” campaign.

WAMC - Northeast Public Radio
By Allison Dunne
Nov. 29, 2016

“We were experiencing a chronic littering problem in some of the access roads into town,” Grace says. “And it becomes very difficult to actually catch someone in the act, so we came up with what we think is a very creative and  innovative solution, and it basically assesses a civil penalty against the registered owner of the vehicle from which littering comes.”

And that penalty can be up to $500.

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