ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police in Montgomery County are stepping up efforts to crack down on littering.

The department says it’ll be participating in an anti-littering campaign run by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. It runs through May 7.

Police say they’ll be extra vigilant during the campaign in cracking down on litter violations.

Under Maryland law, littering of items under 100 pounds is a misdemeanor and punishable by up to 30 days in jail or a $1,500 fine. The fines and penalties increase as the amount of litter goes up.

Police are encouraging the public to report littering violations by calling 301-279-8000.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. FollowSuitBaltimore says:

    OK Baltimore City, your turn!!

  2. Bob says:

    I could not agree more and wish my county would enact and enforce this type of law , especially in my neighborhood, we suffer from too many rental units and renters seldom care about what happens to the neighborhood. This being the case it is up to the local law enforcement to make sure people get the message and the local elected officials need to back up law enforcement one hundred percent!

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