Litter Court update

Litter Court update

On Saturday May 14, 2016 the 8th Justice of the Peace Court for Tangipahoa Parish held proceedings for more than thirty litter violations occurring in the 8th Ward of Tangipahoa Parish.   I am happy to report that all violators took responsibility for their actions.   


Litter is more than just an eyesore in our community; litter has consequences for our community.   Litter cost parishes and counties across the United States 185 million a year to clean up. That is YOUR tax dollars.  Businesses across the United States pay $9.1 Billion annually of cleanup cost.  That is a savings they could pass on to YOU.  Litter in Tangipahoa ends up in our estuaries and woodlands.   Litter clogs our drainage ditches, which can cause flooding.  Litter effects a business’s decisions to locate to an area.


As you can see litter has many negative effects on each of us and our everyday lives.   Effects that very few of us consider on a daily basis. Litter has NO benefit to our community or any community; that is why as your Constable I have taken the initiative to enforce the litter laws in the 8th Ward of Tangipahoa Parish.  Please help me Keep Tangi Clean.  


Warm regards,

Don Marshall


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