Litter is a community issue and from that perspective our hope is to change the way people think about their responsibilities as neighbors. Litter is not just a nuisance, but should be considered as pollution that can have a long-term negative impact on the environment. Students and non-student residents deserve to live in clean neighborhoods with safe pedestrian passage.
Three easy steps to avoid a litter citation:
- Plan trash and recycling options for your gathering
- Clean up immediately after your gathering
- Pay attention to reminders from your landlord to clean up
After a bash, pick up your trash! A new, revised party litter ordinance allows Parking & Code Enforcement (PACE) officers to issue a ticket without issuing a prior warning if it is clear the litter was from the occupants/guests of the property and the offense is deemed serious.
A tiered fine system for multiple party litter offenses on a property allows PACE officers to fine $50 for a first offense, $100 for a second offense, $200 for a third offense and $400 for a fourth offense.
Warnings will still be issued for minor offenses, while the no-warning ticket will be reserved for addressing egregious offenses, as well as properties where repeated offenses occur. To avoid a ticket for litter, simply clean up trash on your property after a party.