Roanoke County sees success with anti-littering campaign - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Roanoke County sees success with anti-littering campaign

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© Roanoke County anti-littering sign outside of the county administration building. © Roanoke County anti-littering sign outside of the county administration building.
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Roanoke County is seeing strong results from its new anti-littering campaign.

In the first six weeks of the program 56 people have called to report littering, with police writing two citations for people throwing trash out of their cars.

A citation can only be written if police witness the littering.

If littering is reported police send a warning letter to the offender.

Supervisor Charlotte Moore, who developed the campaign, said it's about getting people to change their habits.

It's why she's happy to see the strong community response.

"They are also encouraging other citizens to look out for litter but more importantly citizens really want to take part," Moore said. "They're really encouraged and supportive about helping."

The success of the campaign is sparking action throughout Southwest Virginia.

Roanoke City put up signs last week for its own anti-littering campaign.

Also, communities like Salem, Bedford County, Botetourt County, and Franklin County plan to start their own campaign in the near future.

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