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January 31, 2007

Albany - Even if you've never done it yourself, you've certainly seen someone else in the act. We're talking about littering. It's a crime, but not one you'll often see someone punished for.

Governor Perdue wants to change that. He's kicked off a new anti-litter campaign for the state, punishing those litter bugs. Laws against littering have been in place for a long time, but enforcement has been lacking.

On Wednesday officers from around Georgia met to learn ways they can put offenders in their place.   Randy Hartmann, with the Office of Environmental Management, says, "Property values can be diminished as much as 15% in a littered neighborhood. Littered neighborhoods lead to neighborhoods that have graffiti in them. Graffitied neighborhoods then have increased vandalism which has an increase in crimes as well. It really says something about the community pride."

By the way, if you're caught littering, you can be fined up to $1,000 and be forced to clean up trash. When something leaves your vehicle, even the back of your truck, that's your responsibility as well.

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