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Litter Bug Watch Intensifying

(La Porte, IN) - Litter bugs in La Porte now run a greater risk of getting caught.  Extra dumpsters have been set out the past several weeks to help clean up the city.  Some people, though, are not placing their trash inside the dumpsters.  Instead, some of the discarded materials are being left next to the dumpsters whether they are full or empty.


One of the dumpsters has been moved and placed under surveillance.  Code Enforcement Director Jeff Batchelor told the Board of Public Works and Safety on Tuesday one of the dumpsters along Pine Lake Avenue was relocated in front of the water department on Lake Street.


Batchelor said there is a video camera at that location that can keep an eye on the dumpster for violators and capture the license plate numbers on their vehicles so they can be reached.  Littering can result in a fine.


Batchelor said the dumpster program, recently extended because of popular demand, will last for another two weeks or so.

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