Hotline set up to stop littering from cars

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Pittsburgh police announced Monday that they have teamed with the Pennsylvania Resources Council to create a hotline that allows people to report drivers who litter.

Drivers will not be fined based solely off tips sent to the hotline but will receive a letter reminding them that they could be fined up to $300 if a police officer spots them tossing trash out of their cars, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said.

People who spot litterbugs can call the “Don’t Trash My Turf” hotline at 412-431-4534 or complete an online form at www.DontTrashMyTurf.org. They will need to have the time, date and location where they spotted someone littering as well as the license plate number of the car.

The Pennsylvania Resources Council will give the license plate numbers to Pittsburgh police, who will run them through their system to find the driver’s address and then send a letter to the person who owns the car, Ms. Richard said.


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