Kids Pick Up New Way to Curb Litter

Monday, December 15, 2008, 06:30

TEENAGERS in the East Riding are taking part in voluntary clean-ups instead of paying £75 fines for dropping litter in the street.

The option to avoid on-the-spot fines was introduced earlier this year by East Riding Council enforcement officials.

They say the initiative has already been a success with less litter being discarded outside schools at lunchtimes.

A similar scheme is also being considered in Hull although teenage litter louts in the city currently risk a straight fine if they are caught red-handed.

Since January, 35 under-16s in the East Riding have opted to take part in half-day sessions supervised by the area’s youth offending team.

What a great idea! Make the litterers pick up their trash (and everyone else’s). I’m tired of picking up someone’s baby’s dirty diapers off the side of the road.

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