Lexington Mayor Announces Anti-Litter Campaign

Lexington Mayor Announces Anti-Litter Campaign

Mayor Gray announced an anti-litter initiative Wednesday, encouraging Lexington residents to pick up excess trash they see on the ground.
If you're a Lexington litter-bug, you'd better watch out.

Mayor Jim Gray announced an anti-litter initiative that allows citizens to be part of the beautifying process Wednesday.

It's called the "Pick It Up, Lexington!" campaign.

The initiative would allow anyone who sees someone littering to report it. If the person seen littering did so in a car, police will send a notice to the car owner's home.

Police will also start giving civil citations when they see littering, which still gives criminal consequences but does so administratively.

The hope is to get more people to stop littering and pick up trash when they see it.

"When things are left on our streets, it ends up in our waterways. And that includes litter, cigarettes, cigarette butts, leaves, grass clippings, motor oils, pet waste," said Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council Member Peggy Henson.

Members of the Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission said they'd begin organizing spring cleanups.

If you'd like to volunteer for a spring cleanup, you can go to this website for more information.
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