Keep Assumption Beautiful
Litter is Harmful
Litter is Illegal
- Our wildlife is in danger and habitats are being destroyed
- Birds and marine life often become entangled in fishing line or consume cigarette butts
- The penalties for littering in Louisiana range from $150 to $10,000
- This includes the possibility of community service, a one-year driver's license suspension and even 30 days in jail
Litter is Costly
- In Louisiana, an estimated $40 million in taxpayer dollars are spent each year on litter removal
- It costs $11.5 billion every yeatr to clean up litter in the U.S.
Litter is Preventable
- 81% of litter is intentional
- Motorists contribute more than 50% of all litter, and 16% comes from trucks with improperly covered loads.